Millions of people live in substandard housing and it locks them into a cycle of poverty. Poverty housing affects people’s health and well-being, their job prospects, and their ability to make a living.
Children living in bad housing are more likely to suffer from serious health problems, to have learning difficulties and miss school and to face unemployment and poverty later in life.
Growing up in poor or overcrowded housing has been found to have a lasting impact on a child’s health and well-being throughout their life.
Through community-led construction, renovation or new build projects, we mobilise and support communities as they help people in housing need. With us communities help poor and vulnerable people to claim their housing rights and create access to and overcome barriers to safe, decent and appropriate housing.