In short, because it works! Habitat for Humanity has been building homes, communities and hope through direct engagement for nearly four decades. Habitat has served more than 1 million families since we were founded in 1976 and there is no question that our work has made an impact. But as powerful as that has been, some 1.6 billion people still live in poverty housing and another 100 million have no home at all. Worse yet, it is projected that by 2030, more than 2 billion will live in urban slums around the world. To address that level of need, the global Habitat for Humanity network must support public housing policies and systems that set the stage to end poverty housing; through advocacy, we can exponentially increase access to decent, affordable housing.
Advocating on behalf of those living in poor or substandard conditions is a priority for Habitat. We wholeheartedly believe that decent housing is essential in breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat’s strategic plan reinforces those beliefs and emphasizes the need to advocate for the policies and systems that remove barriers to affordable housing.
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