The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day. So on October 4, 2010 Habitat for Humanity (US) is echoing the United Nations’ theme for 2010: “Better City, Better Life” by focusing on neighborhood revitalization. Habitat is also releasing the 2011 Shelter Report, which focuses on the need for more research on the connections between homes and family health.
Habitat for Humanity-NYC is currently building a 41-unit affordable condominium building on Atlantic in Brooklyn made with environmentally-friendly materials. “I can think of no better way to maximize our return-on-investment in human capital than by joining with Habitat for Humanity – New York City to build homes for families in need.” Stuart Feffer of Hedge Funds for Habitat NYC, said.
Habitat for Humanity Ireland is holding its first-ever Women Build in Romania from October 2-10. Fifteen women will travel to Romania to work with local families to build simple, decent, affordable homes. Global Habitat for Humanity offices have also organized local World Habitat Day events, click to find one in your area.