Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and programs. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission.

About Habitat for Humanity International – Latin America and the Caribbean Region (HFHI-LAC)

HFHI through its National Offices or partners is building up an extensive network of allies at both national and local levels in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago; carrying out a remarkable work related to land, disaster risk reduction, water and sanitation, community development, housing construction, advocacy, and housing finance issues. Particularly relevant to land the HFHI-LAC Area Office coordinates the GLTN LAC Urban Cluster, a land-focused collective space to activate alliances, mobilize skills, build capacities and engage decision makers, CSO leaders, private sector, academia and communities in innovative land instruments (existing or new) that may develop, accelerate and scale up processes of change and empower the most vulnerable to face the challenges posed by the growth of cities, urbanization, planning, land management, administration and secure tenure. Local and regional land related initiatives are leveraged by ongoing “Solid Ground” HFHI Land Advocacy Global Campaign, and contributing to HABITAT III global process. 

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Resources

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Reports & Research
October 2016

LAND AND THE NEW URBAN AGENDA Land underpins all the key aspects of the NEW URBAN AGENDA because it is a key driver for inclusive and sustainable urban development

Reports & Research
July 2016

Agenda de la Reunión de Expertos que se realizó el 14 y 15 de Julio en San José, Costa Rica donde representantes de diversos sectores (públicos, academia, OSC, privado) para revisar el Reporte preliminar 'Gobernanza Responsable y Tenencia Segura del Suelo de Áreas Urbanas y Peri-Urbanas en América Latina y el Caribe: Análisis de 10 países?.

Reports & Research
July 2016

Presentación de Anna Pont, Shelter Cluster Americas, durante la Reunión de Expertos en Gobernanza Responsable del Suelo y Seguridad de Tenencia en América Latina y Caribe, realizada en San José, Costa Rica, en Julio de 2016. Shelter Cluster y Derecho a la Vivienda, Tierra y Propiedad en la Provisión de Alojamiento Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Rights Within the Provision of Shelter Assistance