PRESS RELEASE As the global housing need grows during COVID-19, Habitat helps more than 4.2 million people gain access to new or improved shelter Since 1976, the organization has helped more than 39 million people build or improve the place they call home ATLANTA (Nov. 16, 2021) — Resilience. In a year dominated by COVID-19,
Construction is vast source of jobs in emerging markets To celebrate the World Habitat Day and continue raising the voice for decent housing around the world, Habitat for Humanity launches today a new report called A Ladder Up, in which economists from prestigious U.S. universities analyze the role the construction sector plays in generating employment
As we mark 24 years of service in Trinidad and Tobago, Habitat for Humanity takes this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the support of the national community.
Habitat for Humanity® Trinidad and Tobago welcomed the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to the Celebration of the Proman and Republic Partnership in Santa Cruz. The Honourable Pennelope Beckles (MP) was high in praise for the donors and the non-governmental organisation’s initiative. She lauded the collaborative nature of the project, which gathered support from
On this 2021 celebration of International Women’s Day, we salute all the women working at Habitat for Humanity, led by Jennifer Massiah. From Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago, Jennifer has served the majority of her working life with humanitarian causes.
What is it? The IV Housing and Habitat Forum is the only multi-actor space in the sector in the region that seeks to share, collectively reimagine, and build the new reality of housing and cities. In this event, we will bring together government authorities, international organizations, local governments, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, civil society, community leaders, and
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We are celebrating the first print run of the Construction Technology Manual, field-tested by volunteers and trainees during our hands-on and online sessions in 2020! Republic Bank came on board at a critical juncture to ensure that our families and stakeholders had access to the latest information and techniques for single-family home construction. This capacity-building
“Doing it for the next generation!” “Everything that we do at Cashew Gardens, we include our children,” said Roslyn George-Mitchell at the Commissioning Ceremony for the community’s solar-and-wind-powered greenhouse, designed to promote sustainable income-generation for the residents of the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Corporation. “We know and we understand that they are the future.” This is the impetus
The Habitat family extends our deepest condolences to the Sahatoo family on the passing of our former Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Seeta Sahatoo. Her sudden passing just after Christmas was a devastating loss to all of us. We remember her smiles, her laughter, her quick wit and her unbridled passion for life. Her organisational skills
Despite the challenges of 2020, Trinidadians and Tobagonians continued the annual tradition of sharing as much as they could with vulnerable families and communities. Xtra Foods, Tru Valu, PLNL, FEEL and Republic Bank answered our call with generous hampers for several communities. Thank you to our generous donors!
The San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation and the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation embarked on a wide-scale address improvement project within the municipality. They have issued our UPDATED postal address with a format in line with international standards, complete with a six-digit postal code. Please note: Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago 22 El Socorro Road
Habitat report: Emerging economies undervalue housing’s share of GDP, risk missing a key to COVID-19 recovery
More than 30 years ago, when the United Nations designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day, we never could have foreseen the importance of safe and adequate shelter in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. According to data from ECLAC, almost 100 million people (21% of the urban population) live
Angela Swamber is visually-impaired; her son Aaron has cerebral palsy and limited mobility. Before they came to Habitat for Humanity, they lived in a dilapidated two-bedroom house, with termite-ridden rafters and gaping holes in the roof itself. Inside, the house was cold, damp and musty; in front of the lone door, a drain full of stagnant