World Habitat Day
In 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. On this day, we come together to celebrate Habitat for Humanity and its mission to provide adequate housing for individuals and families worldwide. The day also serves as a reminder that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our towns, cities, and planet.
Partners and supporters of the organization work to raise awareness and empower communities to fight back against the global housing crisis. Together, we strive to remove barriers that block our brothers and sisters from success and opportunity. Join us in doubling our efforts to enable families across the globe to achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life.
In order to make a real change in this world, Habitat for Humanity works not only on uplifting individuals and families but on influencing norms, policies, and practices of governments worldwide. A staggering 75% of people lack the proper documentation to the land they live on, leaving them in constant fear of eviction. The Solid Ground campaign mobilizes the efforts of Habitat for Humanity to secure land rights and put a stop to these senseless evictions. The campaign also focuses on upgrading the living conditions of slums globally, offering relief to communities affected by natural disasters and fighting for gender equality in housing rights.
Joining The Movement
Each and every one of us has a voice, so we all have something to offer. Take the first steps in showing your support this World Habitat Day by signing the petition to join Habitat for Humanity’s global advocacy campaign. By donating your voice, you help us urge policymakers at all levels of government to support sustainable and equitable land rights for all. You can also show your support by getting involved on a local level by volunteering and making donations to support your local communities. Your support brings us one step closer to a stable, better world where everyone has a decent place to call home.