Housing Poverty In Honduras

  • 34,465 people served in FY21 34,465 people served in FY21
  • 1,600 people supported through new constructions in FY21 1,600 people supported through new constructions in FY21
  • Projects: construction, reconstruction, education Projects: construction, reconstruction, education

We started operations to fight housing poverty in Honduras in 1989 and received legal status as a charity there in 1993.

Our national office is located in San Pedro Sula, and today it has seven regional offices covering about 70 municipalities.

Housing Solutions

Our housing solutions include access to land and adequate housing for low-income Honduran families through loans with affordable repayment terms. Families are able to build or repair their homes and gain access to secure land tenure by paying in installments.

In addition, financial support in the form of subsidies has enabled families in extreme poverty to improve their quality of life. We also work with indigenous families who comprise about 9% of Honduras’ ethnic population.

About Habitat Honduras

Habitat for Humanity Honduras is a private civil association of development, non-profit, apolitical, non-governmental with its own patrimony. They obtained their legal status in 1993. The first houses were built in the village of San Isidro, in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa. Its National Office is located in the city of San Pedro Sula and has seven regional offices located in: Santa Cruz de Yojoa, San Pedro Sula, Siguatepeque, Tegucigalpa, La Ceiba, Copán and Aguán.

Habitat for Humanity Honduras has supported more than 34,566 Honduran families in the construction or improvement of their housing, benefiting more than 160,2 Hondurans and an average of 200 housing solutions are built each year.

Help Us To Address Housing Poverty In Honduras

We are committed to helping communities through the construction and improvement of houses, prioritising the most vulnerable families.

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Building Safe Homes For The Poorest

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Our programme serves families in need of an adequate house, with two standard models of 36 square metres and 48 square metres. We also reach those families who need to improve or finish their home through minor additions such as:

- Wooden stoves
- Latrines
- Water filters
- Wooden doors and windows, or through the installation of doors and windows with a metal or synthetic screen.

Finally, "Grupos Solidarios" (United Groups/Communities) is a form of micro-credit given to a group of 3 to 5 families interested in improving or expanding their homes.

Training Skills And Community Development

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This project entails the integral training for families who are beginning the construction process with our local team, using two modules: “Knowing Habitat” and “Financial Literacy.”

This project allows us to promote transforming and sustainable community development, understood as a lasting change in the community, empowering the individuals, generating links, and promoting leadership and continuous work.

Advocacy In Public Policies

This is a strategic project intended to change legal and political frameworks — the systems, practices, programs and allocation of public resources - to ensure that central and local governments invest in infrastructures (electricity, water systems) that will benefit poorer populations. In some cases, this advocacy is aimed at getting support and funding from private organisations.

We are also promoting housing policies in each and every one of the country’s municipalities that include budget allocation for social housing. Also, being part of the "Red de Organizaciones Desarrolladoras de Vivienda Solidaria" (REDVISOL - network of development organisations for solidarity of housing), we advocate for adequate housing policies in the central government.
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