World Habitat Day

Join us in celebrating World Habitat Day

More than 35 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step 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. 4, 2021, Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right to adequate shelter.

At Hawaii Habitat, we join World Habitat Day by raising awareness that:

  • Every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future. 
  • A decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years and in many cases for generations. 
  • It is unacceptable that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 17 million U.S. households were paying half or more of their income on housing. Now, the significant 

Hawaii Habitat and the five local Habitat organizations are working toward policy solutions at the local state and federal levels that promote the supply and preservation of affordable homes, equitable access to credit, land use for affordable homes, and communities of opportunity. At a time when a safe and decent home has never been more important, millions of families across the U.S. need action to make the Cost of Home something we all can afford.

As community developers, we encourage our community and the rest of the world to act now because everyone deserves to build the foundation for a stable, healthy future for themselves and their families–no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they earn. Get involved by calling on your congress members to prioritize housing here.