In major Brazilian cities, favelas that lack safety, economic stability, basic water and sanitation services, and secure tenure stand as testaments to issues like overcrowding and housing deterioration. The complexity of legal framework around property law causes access to land and housing to be one of the most highly contested issues for both governments and civil society. Habitat for Humanity Brazil aims to approve and monitor the implementation of laws that guarantee the “social role of property” in cities in order to build a better future for housing.