Beginning 2020: Looking Ahead

January 2, 2020

Nearly four years ago, in March 2016, Habitat for Humanity launched our first global advocacy campaign, Solid Ground, in order to change and improve policies and

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A Look Back: Highlights from 2019

December 19, 2019

Another year of the Solid Ground campaign has come and gone. We can’t even begin to touch on all that has been accomplished in 2019, but

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Zambia

Fiscal Year 2019: Our Journey, Successes and Story

December 9, 2019

In talking about Solid Ground, Jenny Williams, the chief executive of Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland said, “We want to help people understand how many people

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World Cities Day: Taking a housing ecosystem approach to address the affordable housing challenge in cities

October 31, 2019

Everyone needs a home and housing is central to creating socially just, economically viable and ecologically healthy and sustainable cities. Better-designed and well-managed cities contribute towards

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World Habitat Day: Let’s make decent housing for all a reality

October 7, 2019

In 1986, the United Nations designed the first Monday of every October to be commemorated as the World Habitat Day . The core of this day,

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Overcoming Barriers to Urban Development in Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 3, 2019

A population of around 165 million and a growing rate of 6 percent annually makes Bangladesh one of the most populous countries in the world. According

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Overcoming Barriers to Slum Upgrading in Brazil’s Favelas

September 4, 2019

The right to housing is a guaranteed human right in Brazil’s constitution; however, people living in informal settlements, known as favelas, constantly face many barriers in

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Securing Access to Land and Safe Homes in Zambia

August 29, 2019

Through the Solid Ground campaign, Habitat for Humanity Zambia is striving to address equitable land policy implementation through solidarity initiatives, empowering community members with tools, training

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Land Offers Opportunity and Possibility: What I’ve learned about land rights

May 16, 2019

In August 2018, I started my internship with Habitat for Humanity’s global advocacy team with little knowledge of land rights. Today, nine months later, I have

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