One in four people in our world live in poor housing. Families are forced to live in places that are cold and damp, overcrowded or do not have a door that locks. Simple homes save lives. Families are healthier, children do better in school and parents have a chance to earn a stable income.
Every day, Habitat for Humanity works beside families to build, renovate or repair their home in 70 countries around the world.
Habitat advocates to improve access to affordable shelter and support funding models that enable families with limited resources make vital improvements to their homes.
In Ireland, Habitat directly tackles poverty through its network of Habitat ReStores which provide access to low-cost home improvement materials, employability training for people of all abilities and diverts tons of material from landfill. Habitat also raises funds to support long-term partner programmes in some of our world’s poorest communities.
Habitat is a Christian housing organisation which welcomes people of all faiths and none to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.