World Habitat Day

The first Monday in October (October 4th this year) is designated by the UN as World Habitat Day, a day to raise awareness of housing needs globally and in our communities. Habitat for Humanity is participating, as they do every year, with a variety of events.
Habitat for Humanity’s 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is a World Habitat Day  event  this year.  It will be held Oct. 4 – 8 in six cities in the United States.  Held in a different location each year, Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is an annual, internationally-recognized week of building that brings attention to the need for simple, decent and affordable housing.  This year, the Carters will work alongside volunteers in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Md.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; and Birmingham, Ala. to build, rehabilitate and improve 86 homes.

Habitat for Humanity has a schedule of events, and suggestions for ways you can become involved with providing housing to those who need it in your community and around the world. Link -Thanks, Liza!

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Well, say what you will Graystone, I think it's a great idea, and a long time coming. I think other fish should get their own day as well, allow folks to share recipes and promote the healthy aspects of consuming fish. About time we have a World Halibut Day.
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I volunteered for HFH for awhile. Their financial model is a wreck. Might as well give thousand dollar bills to homeless people. Your money would be in better hands.

Default rate on habitat homeowners is near 50%. The houses cost 1.5 times market rate in their neighborhoods to build INCLUDING volunteer hours. And the 'needy' are typically in apartments that need very little repair to make improve their lives, compared to subsidized mortgages.

The concept is ok but a colossal waste of money considering half of the people eventually lose their house anyway.

I think each region is self-directed so if you've had better experiences in your neck of the woods I'd love to hear it.
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