The United Nations Assembly has declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day. This is a time to recognize the basic need for adequate shelter in a world where it is lacking for so many.
Join Us on World Habitat Day–October 7
We invite you to join us in drawing attention to the continuing need for affordable housing and inspiring action to address the need. There are many ways to get involved. Below are resources to help you participate in World Habitat Day. Please pledge your support today!
- Pledge your Support
- Prayer for Shelter
- Host a World Habitat Day Prayer/Pledge Presentation
- Make a World Habitat Day Door Display
- Get Social
Erin Rank, President and CEO
The California Homes and Jobs Act
Everyone in California needs a safe and affordable place to call home. Rents and mortgages within the reach of working families are critical to maintaining California’s business competitiveness.
The California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013 (SB 391) will:
- Create 29,000 jobs annually, primarily in the beleaguered construction sector.
- Help businesses attract and retain the talent that fuels California’s economy.
- Generate an estimated $500 million in state investment and leverage an additional $2.78 billion in federal, local, and private investment.
- Deploy these dollars throughout California using a successful private/public partnership model, creating jobs and generating revenue for local governments.
- Build safe and affordable apartments and single-family homes for Californians in need, including families, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Federal Legislative Priorities
In order to increase support for affordable homeownership and eliminate poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International recognizes the following initiatives as legislative priorities:
- Invest in resilient communities.
- Maintain federal resources that support the work of Habitat affiliates nationwide.
- Create tenure security.
Please click here to read about the specific programs and policies attached to each initiative and what you can do to help!