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Habitat for Humanity in the News

2021

Homes for Scotland’s Nicola Barclay named Habitat for Humanity GB board chair

Scottish Housing News, 5 July 2021

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain has announced the appointment of Homes for Scotland (HFS) chief executive Nicola Barclay as chair of its board of trustees.

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Insider view: Nicola Barclay, chief executive of Homes for Scotland

The Scotsman, 10 June 2021

Nicola Barclay, chief executive of trade body Homes for Scotland, and trustee at Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, outlines her personal philosophies

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Vacant commercial premises could provide up to 200,000 homes for the vulnerable, says Habitat for Humanity

Property Funds World, 4 June 2021

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, a charity focused on long-term poverty alleviation through affordable, social housing, has partnered with leading savings and investment company, M&G plc (M&G), to unveil exciting new research outlining how homelessness can be addressed by repurposing vacant commercial property around the UK.

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Empty council properties add up to 19,500 homes

The Times, 3 June 2021

Councils in Britain own commercial or retail buildings that have been empty for more than a year and could be converted into 19,500 homes.They also own 24,000 empty homes that could help ease the housing crisis, according to a report by Habitat for Humanity, a housing charity, and M&G investments.

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Bamboo seen as ideal building material for sustainable homes

Business World, 16 March 2021

Base Bahay foundation is aiming to build 10,000 cement-bamboo frame houses in Negros Occidental, with partners, Habitat for Humanity and HILTI Foundation.

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CALA assists Habitat for Humanity's COVID=19 relief project in India

Scottish Construction Now, 19 April 2021

CALA Group has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain to help support the charity’s COVID-19 relief work in India.

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2020

Habitat for Humanity calls for ShelterTech accelerators applicants in SEA to disrupt the affordable housing space

Digital News Asia, 14 October 2020

NGO Habitat for Humanity recently announced that its Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter is taking applications for ShelterTech accelerators in Southeast Asia.

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Habitat for Humanity partners with Miller Homes to help rebuild Beirut

Property Funds World, 12 October 2020

In response to the devastating explosion in the Port of Beirut in August, Miller Homes has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain to help rebuild the Lebanese capital.

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Miller homes raises £500k for Habitat for Humanity

The Negotiator, 24 March 2020

Miller Homes has raised £500,00 for people in poverty worldwide in support of its corporate charity partner, Habitat for Humanity Great Britain.

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2019

CALA announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain

Scottish Housing News, 13 December 2019

CALA announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain.

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The Habitat for Humanity Build Jimmy Carter Called His Favorite

1 November 2019, Reader’s Digest

You’d think that being president of the United States would be the pinnacle of anyone’s life. For James (Jimmy) Earl Carter, Jr., it was just one stop on a very long train ride, filled with powerful, good deeds and gentle influence.

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Opinion: Realizing the right to housing amid urban challenges

Devex, 8 August 2019

By Enid Madarcos, Asia-Pacific urban policy manager, Habitat for Humanity International

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2018

Working but homeless: a tale from England’s housing crisis

Financial Times, 18 December 2018

By converting an old Quakers house, Habitat for Humanity is tackling homelessness in a wealthy town.

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Volunteers’ stories: helping Habitat for Humanity change lives

Financial Times, 14 December 2018

In a series of moving accounts, four people share their experiences of building homes for those in need.

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Too cold to live in: how Habitat for Humanity is helping families in Macedonia are rebuilding their homes

Financial Times, 11 December 2018

Heating an apartment can cost up to half the average salary — but Habitat for Humanity is helping to fix that.

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A fixed abode: How US retirees are helping Cambodia’s poor

Financial Times, 6 December 2018

Habitat for Humanity has repaired and built houses for more than 70,000 households in the country.

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How Kenyan women are changing their lives with a new way to buy homes

Financial Times, 4 December 2018

Female customers who could not afford to buy houses can now build them with a loan scheme.

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Martin Wolf and FT writers: what home means to me

Financial Times, 29 November 2018

A selection of personal stories for the FT’s Seasonal Appeal in support of Habitat for Humanity.

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Giving hope: how to help ‘working poor’ US families build a home

Financial Times, 27 November 2018

In Arizona, Habitat for Humanity is creating safe and decent housing for people in need.

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Beirut: when home is a refugee camp

Financial Times, 22 November 2018

Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Chloe Cornish reports.

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FT editor Lionel Barber introduces the Seasonal Appeal

Financial Times, 22 November 2018

This year, FT is supporting Habitat for Humanity, and showcasing the global housing charity’s work in a series of inspiring stories.

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Habitat for Humanity: the key facts

Financial Times, 22 November 2018

How a global charity helping to ease poverty and eradicate poor housing was born.

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In their footsteps: a walk through a Beirut refugee camp

Financial Times, 22 November 2018

Fourteen-year-old Mariam leads the way through the 1 square km Burj al-Barajneh camp, home to over 18,000 people including Syrian refugees and Palestinians.

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2017

Shortlists for the Business Charity Awards include big-name brands

Third Sector, 29 March 2017

Miller Homes with Habitat for Humanity GB shortlisted in Charity partnership – property and construction.

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