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Habitat for Humanity to host Housing Forums throughout Latin America and the Caribbean

In recognition of World Habitat Day this Monday, October 3, Habitat for Humanity organizations throughout the region will host Housing Forums to raise awareness regarding the need to reduce housing vulnerability in the face of climate-related disasters, among other issues. [Read more…]

Calling to remove obstacles for low-income groups to access housing loans

Affordable and appropriate constructions materials, from reeds to steel, should be considered when building homes.

Delegates at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in Bangkok, Thailand.

BANGKOK, 9th September 2011: Today, the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition concluded with recommendations on housing policy, finance, technology disaster mitigation and response, for more resilient homes and communities. [Read more…]

Lessons from Romania: a ticking housing timebomb

This article originally featured in The Guardian Housing Network.

Children play in an abandoned block of flats in Vulcan, west of Bucharest. Photograph: Mihai Barbu/Reuters.

The former president of Romania shares lessons from the rebuilding of his country and argues for a ‘European road map’ for affordable and decent housing. [Read more…]

Decent housing is not just a wish, it is a human right

This article originally featured in The Guardian Housing Network.

Decent housing is not just a wish, it is a human right | Jimmy Carter. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images.

The former US president says we are morally obligated to act, and should do so more urgently and effectively.

In order to create true, sweeping changes in providing decent housing, we must begin to talk about this human necessity as a basic human right. This is not something that families around the world can only wish to have, not something that only the luckiest can hope to realise, but something that everyone should have an opportunity to achieve. [Read more…]