Join us in celebrating World Habitat Day!
More than 35 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.
On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right to adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity International asks all U.S. affiliates, affiliate support organizations, partners and supporters to come together as one network in communicating that:
- Every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
- 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.
- It is unacceptable that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 17 million U.S. households
were paying half or more of their income on housing. Now the significant economic impacts of COVID-19 and rising costs have made housing affordability out of reach for even more families. Each year, Habitat for Humanity offers World Habitat Day tools to align and amplify our collective voice. For 2022, we encourage all our employees, volunteers, supporters and partners to reach out and involve their communities on World Habitat Day.
Help us spread the word about World Habitat Day.
Facts you can include on social media:
- On World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organizations around the world in raising awareness, educating, and mobilizing individuals and communities to take action on the current global housing crisis.
- During World Habitat Day, Habitat draws attention to the important role decent housing plays in removing barriers to opportunity, success and health that might have been part of a family’s life for years, if not generations.
- It is unacceptable that even before the COVID-19 crisis, more than 17 million U.S. households were paying half or more of their income on housing. Now, as the significant economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, the number of families struggling to make ends meet is only growing.
- Through #CostOfHome, Habitat commits to mobilizing our partners, volunteers and community members across the U.S. to find the solutions and help create the policies that will improve home affordability for 10 million individuals.
- More than 400 local Habitat organizations are working toward policy solutions at the local, state and federal levels that promote the supply and preservation of affordable homes, equitable access to credit, land use for affordable homes, and communities of opportunity.
- Everyone deserves to build the foundation for a stable, healthy future for themselves and their families
— no matter who they are, where they live or how much money they earn.
- At a time when a safe and decent home has never been more important, millions of families across the U.S. need action to make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.
- By engaging candidates and voters, we can further the Cost of Home campaign goal of improving home affordability for 10 million people.
Please make sure you use the hashtag #WorldHabitatDay.
Join us for World Habitat Day on Monday, October 3, 2022 and year round by lifting your voice to help people in need of decent and affordable housing.