Without a safe place to live, individuals are less likely to be healthy, less likely to be educated, and less likely to be able to take advantage of employment opportunities that could pull them out of poverty. To help address this need, the United Nations in 1985 declared the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day, which this year falls on October 1, 2018.
Habitat for Humanity participates in this international event because we know that adequate shelter is critical to improved opportunities, health and education.
Did You Know:
- About 1 in 4 people live in substandard housing. If action isn’t taken, that number will grow to 2 out of 5 — the equivalent of 3 billion people — by 2030.
- Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries.
- Through Habitat’s work each day, nearly 5,000 people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
With your help, we can improve lives and communities — at home and around the globe. Follow our World Habitat Day event on Facebook to stay tuned for ways to help make a difference in the living conditions for families around the world.