World Habitat Day
More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. On Monday Oct. 2, 2017 Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter.
You have the opportunity to sign our petition calling on all stakeholders to advance the New Urban Agenda- a UN agenda prioritizing adequate and affordable housing, securing land tenure and community-led development. Learn more and sign the petition here.
About Advocacy at Asheville Habitat
Advocacy is defined by Habitat for Humanity as “changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing in order to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” In other words, while not visible like homes themselves, laws, regulations and rules about land and building are a major part of housing. Smart policies and systems can promote access to decent housing, while uninformed policies and systems may create unnecessary barriers, making it harder than it needs to be to find land for construction, build the home itself or be able to afford a place to live. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
If you would like to use your voice to help Habitat and support smart housing policies, please sign up for our Advocacy email list and/or text alerts. These lists enable us to mobilize our supporters to act quickly on issues that are important to our organization and the people we serve. From your mobile phone, text buildlouder to 51555 to register for text alerts, and/or click here to sign up for our Advocacy email list.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity International’s approach to Advocacy, check out this link.
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Join our Advocacy Alerts email list. Click here to sign up.
Join of Advocacy Alerts text messaging system. From your mobile device, simply text buildlouder to 51555.