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.
The first Newsletter of 2021 features stories on our transition to virtual training and the triumphs of our communities over the challenges of the pandemic. Enjoy!
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
Long before the coronavirus began to impact daily life, we at Habitat knew how important it is for families to have somewhere decent to live. Now, staying at home and staying healthy is even more critical, to prevent the spread of COVID19 in our communities. But people are not going to stay safe at home
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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
In 2019, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Housing & Urban Development estimated that some 200,000 people, about 19% of the population, lived in informal settlements. The waiting list for government-subsidized housing at that time was approximately 139,000 people, some waiting for up to 25 years. The main housing demand stemmed from socio-economic inequity and population
Tuesday 09 March 2021 (via Zoom) 5-6 pm Learn about the Habitat programme and how we can help you get on the path to a strong and self-reliant future! To register and find out how you can join the next training event, call 398-7643/7381 or 675-1222 and email email@example.com https://zoom.us/j/94916308431?pwd=Uk9HMTNEZU5rRGV3eDdhdjZUSG5oQT09 Meeting ID: 949 1630 8431
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
Housing is a fundamental human right. As a global entity, we continue to champion this right, especially for the vulnerable. Habitat has positioned itself to advocate for simple, decent, affordable housing, and we are mindful that Covid-19 has had a very devastating effect on people living in inadequate housing conditions. If we are genuinely trying
Habitat Trinidad-and-Tobago is pleased to be a part of the Homes Communities, Hope + You (HCH+Y) Global Campaign. We are using this opportunity of shared resources and messaging to leverage global support and awareness to: • Encourage our national community to follow health and sanitation guidelines to remain safe at home during the pandemic; •
We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As
Remember to collect these items in easy-to-carry, waterproof containers: Masks, First Aid Kit and Medication for every family member Canned goods (meat, beans, etc.) Freeze-dried food Bottled water and juices Personal care items: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and the like Contact information and identification for all family members Solar or Battery-powered Lights and Chargers Essential supplies:
Homes, Communities, Hope + You As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced. Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has supported families through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, we stand