The GHI Blog: Evidence for Action

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

When Zero is Far Beyond Square One

June 3, 2014

By Chris Vincent: Director of Congressional Relations, Habitat for Humanity International | more

From Medellín to the world: Tenacious advocacy needed to ensure adequate housing for all

April 14, 2014

By Elizabeth Blake: SVP - Government Affairs, Advocacy, and Legal,  Habitat for Humanity International | more

The State of African Cities 2014: Thoughts on housing

April 9, 2014

By Lorenz Noe: Advocacy Strategic Initiatives Intern, Habitat for Humanity International 

Can you capture an entire continent in 200 pages? In 2008, UN-Habitat first tried in publishing the “State of African Cities” report. Since then, in 2010 and now in 2014, UN-Habitat has explored the forces shaping African cities. | more

Women and Land Tenure between Customary and Statutory Law: a Case Study of Four Developing Countries

April 4, 2014

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

Improving Water and Sanitation for Better Life

March 21, 2014

By Hyunwoong Kim: Global Programs Atlas Fellow , Habitat for Humanity International | more

For land rights and tenure, no data revolution in sight

February 25, 2014

By Lorenz Noe: Advocacy Strategic Initiatives Intern, Habitat for Humanity International  | more

Momentum builds for a Sustainable Cities goal – but will the OWG ultimately include it?

February 7, 2014

By Lorenz Noe: Advocacy Strategic Initiatives Intern, Habitat for Humanity International

As the eighth and final meeting of the Open Working Group winds down, the world eagerly awaits to see how the input gathered will translate into a concrete agenda ahead of the 2015 expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With an increasing number of people living in cities and slum populations continuing to swell, sustainable cities in general and adequate housing in particular must be preserved in the next set of goals, known as Post-2015. | more

Celebrate World Habitat Day: Learn About Housing Microfinance

October 10, 2013

By Dan Petrie: Assoc. Director of Congressional Relations, HFHI

This week, Habitat for Humanity joined the United Nations and others to celebrate World Habitat Day, a time to recognize the 1.6 billion who need a decent place to live. Reaching that many people can seem daunting, but a recent report by Habitat for Humanity suggests a way that can help scale our efforts. | more

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