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World Habitat Day

The U.N.’s annual day recognizing the importance of shelter.

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

Every year Habitat for Humanity joins our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity asks everyone to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations.

Join us for World Habitat Day and year round by lifting your voice to help people in need of decent and affordable housing. Learn how you can take action through our Solid Ground global advocacy campaign.

Volunteer

Volunteer with Habitat in your community and around the world. With our help, families can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

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Solid Ground

Habitat for Humanity's global advocacy campaign addresses the fundamental issue of access to land for shelter.

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Habitat III

You can find out what Habitat III is, its history and goals, and how Habitat for Humanity International is involved.

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