According to the United Nations, more than 100 million people in the world today are homeless. Millions more face a severe housing problem living without adequate sanitation, with irregular or no electricity supply and without adequate security. The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat Day, a day for everyone to stand up and let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere.
This year on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. and around the world, please join Habitat for Humanity in support of this global observance and declare that the lack of decent, affordable housing is unacceptable.
What can you do for World Habitat Day?
ADVOCATE Photo by photo, Habitat for Humanity advocates have created this mosaic that has already been sent to the White House. Now it is time to deliver a strong message to Congress: Make housing a priority. Pass legislation that would prioritize adequate and affordable housing. Ask Congress to Make Housing A Priority on World Habitat Day!
EDUCATE your community with Habitat for Humanity’s World Habitat Day handbook to learn more about the importance of secure tenure and neighborhood revitalization. Get even more information about the issue of insecure tenure by reading Habitat’s Shelter Report: building a secure future through effective land policies.
Brainstorm ways to get more people involved. Learn from the successes of last year’s campaign, and come up with brand-new ways to celebrate and publicize the important work of Habitat for Humanity.
Link to Habitat for Humanity’s World Habitat Day 2009 resources page on your social media pages, personal web site or blog to spread the word and raise awareness.
DONATE to be a part of making the world a better place and support Habitat’s efforts. Donate online today!
Habitat For Humanity is a worldwide, grassroots movement and has a presence in more than 90 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. Since 1976 Habitat For Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
Be sure to check out the pictures on FaceBook of Team Zoomerang in action helping build house foundations with Habitat For Humanity