Taking a Stand Against Forceful Evictions

March 29, 2018

In Brazil, the International Tribunal for Evictions held its 7th session during the World Social Forum and called out human rights violations in evictions across the

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How to Understand Land Conflicts: A Report from Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2018

The world today is facing an unprecedented housing and land rights crisis. Approximately 1.6 billion people are considered to be inadequately housed, while one hundred million

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Expanding Impact through Construction and Policy in Chile

January 9, 2018

As a member of Habitat for Humanity’s Government Relations and Advocacy — known as the GRA team — I serve as the project manager of Habitat

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Access to Land Lies at the Heart of Ending Poverty

November 10, 2017

Over this weekend, decisions will be made that will influence priorities of governments around the world. In September 2015, at a meeting of the United Nations

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Reducing Risk to Disasters by Securing Land Tenure: A Case Study in Portmore, Jamaica

October 11, 2017

Since 2015, Habitat for Humanity has been implementing a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) pilot project called BRACED (Building Resilience and Capacities for Emerging Disasters) in the

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Which human rights are the most important?

September 25, 2017

Which human rights are the most important? Ask this question in a developed economy and you will likely hear: the right to freedom of speech, religious

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Can the UN system reform how they are helping address housing, slums and urbanization?

September 14, 2017

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon once stated “Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities.” Yet, while the UN has made rhetorical

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The Future of UN-Habitat

August 25, 2017

In October 2016, the outcome document of the United Nations Habitat III conference, the new global strategy guiding development, housing security, and urbanization, was released. Known

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How Solid Ground is improving access to land in Honduras

Progress Updates in Honduras: Our Journeys to Housing and Shelter

July 29, 2017

Your efforts have impact! A decade ago, the housing crisis in Honduras looked insurmountable. Although the country’s Constitution establishes housing as a human right, it’s

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Providing Stability and Better Futures for Our Children: José and Martha, Santa Cruz

July 29, 2017

For a long time, José and his wife, Martha, struggled to figure out the path to homeownership. In Santa Cruz, land is in high demand and

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