The world is experiencing a global housing crisis. About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million are homeless, according to the United Nations.
(1) These people are increasingly urban residents, and every week more than a million people are born in, or move to, cities in the developing world.
(2) Today, a billion people — 32 percent of the global urban population — live in urban slums. If no serious action is taken, the United Nations reports that the number of slum dwellers worldwide will increase over the next 30 years to nearly 2 billion.
(3) In the United States alone, 95 million people, one-third of the nation, have housing problems including payments too large a percentage of their income, overcrowding, poor quality shelter and homelessness.
(4) Throughout the world, people live in inadequate housing, and Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing decent, affordable homes for those in need.
We provide community service to our neighbors in need in the local community and beyond, by assisting in every part of the construction of a home from the demolition of old dilapidated structures to the building and painting of new homes.