The GHI Blog: Evidence for Action

A Woman’s Right to Own Property: A Critical Connection to Personal and Economic Growth

March 3, 2015

By Anjali Bean, Program Manager, International Housing Coalition

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Achieving Affordable Housing through Residential Energy Efficiency

February 18, 2015

By Zita Kakalejcikova, Advocacy Assistant, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Habitat for Humanity International

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Access to Secure and Equitable Land in the Post 2015 SDGs

January 16, 2015

By Jane W. Katz, Director of International Affairs & Programs, Habitat for Humanity International

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Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

January 12, 2015

by Habitat for Humanity Haiti

 

Five years ago today, a devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed 105,000 houses, damaged 85,000 more and left more than 1.5 million people homeless. It took about 30 seconds to reduce much of the country’s housing stock and infrastructure to piles of rubble. In the five years since the earthquake, a complex story of survival, perseverance, and renewal has unfolded, surely and steadily. | more

“The Road to Dignity by 2030:” Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Analysis of the Development of the Post-2015 Agenda

December 28, 2014

By Chris Vincent, Sr. Director, Congressional Relations/International Affairs, Habitat for Humanity International | more

Moving Forward: HFA Post 2015 and SADCs Perspectives in the SASDiR Biannual Conference

November 17, 2014

By Karima Benbih, Fulbright scholar, PhD Candidate- Shelter and Settlement – Virginia Tech | more

Buying or Renting? Homeownership Trends Around the World

October 23, 2014

Homeownership rates vary drastically around the world. For example, Germany has what some may consider a low rate at 53%, while in Spain around 80% of people live in owner-occupied housing. Why the difference? Why are some people buying and some people renting? | more

The Paradigm Shift: Globalizing the people agenda instead of localizing global agendas

October 6, 2014

By Gora Mboup, Founder, Global Observatory linking Research to Action (GORA) [i]

Setting up of the MDGs Slum Target | more

Are We There Yet? The Long Road to Recovery for the Nation’s Housing Market

July 24, 2014

By Brittany Walls, GHI Intern, Habitat for Humanity International

Nearly six years after the crash of the United States’ housing market, there remains near-constant debate regarding the state of the nation’s housing environment. In June, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its housing report, titled “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2014.” The report offers insight into current housing trends and challenges, such as declining homeownership rates, a large millennial generation that remains largely inactive in the housing market, rising demand for rental units, and a major affordability crisis. | more

Design for Urban Disaster

June 9, 2014

By Karima Benbih, Fulbright scholar, PhD Student- Shelter and Settlement – Virginia Tech  | more

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