HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Every Ticket Sold In The Dream Home Competition Will Go Towards Supporting Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity are one of the world's leading housing charities with a mission to break the cycle of poverty and provide everyone with a safe and decent place to live.
Founded in the USA, since 1976 they have built over 1.3 million homes and served over 20 million people worldwide building partnerships, communities and networks to provide solutions to the global housing crisis.
Habitat provides safe, decent homes for people living in informal settlements.
It is estimated that 1 in 7 people around the world currently lives in a slum. These communities are often unsafe places to live in, which is why Habitat is improving life in slums by providing more renovations and water and sanitation facilities.
Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world for families in need of a place to live.
Wherever they are built house sizes are always designed to meet the homeowner families' needs whilst keeping costs as low as possible and affordable for low income families.
Habitat provide shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations.
Whenever disaster strikes Habitat works to rebuild communities by providing support with water, sanitation, shelter, healthcare and education for all those affected.
Habitat for Humanity GB was set up in 1995 and provides expertise in project management and construction to supply vulnerable people living in the UK with a safe and decent place to call home.
The UK currently has a severe housing shortage whereby 320,000 new homes are needed each year in order to make housing more affordable.
With 600,000 children in London alone now living in poverty the goal for Habitat for Humanity GB is to break the cycle of poverty by renovating and upgrading properties for people in need.
RECLAIMING EMPTY HOMES
Working alongside local councils in the UK Habitat GB create lovely homes for those in need.
By offering a 'lease and repair' scheme, using their own charitable funds, empty properties can be reclaimed and refurbished by working alongside Empty Homes Officers within local councils.
UK charities that already have existing housing Habitat GB assists with maintaining, improving and expanding the accommodation.
Feasibility studies, project planning and management as well as on-site construction are all providing by the Habitat GB team.
Habitat GB also work with charities supporting the disabled, homeless and those in housing need.
Bringing together volunteers, corporate partners as well as providing the local unemployed the ability to learn new skills whilst helping out their local community for those most in need of their help.
Whether you are looking to make a donation, volunteer abroad or join one of their charity challenge events, there are so many ways for you to get involved with Habitat for Humanity GB.
Please CLICK HERE to visit their website to find out more.