Whether in response to disaster or conflict, or to the changing needs of the neighborhoods in which we live and work, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Together we can make a difference.
The act of building, of renovating, of coming together cements a bond not easily undone. When we bring together available resources, take decisive action and advocate for lasting change, we build the kind of stability, that Haiti -- and we -- need.
As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.
The US today hosts World Habitat Day for the first time. It sets a simple question in sharp relief: Will we shape the historic forces driving billions of people to metro regions or will we let these forces shape us?