In December 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day.
- To call attention to the need for better shelter around the world.
- To let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere.
- To change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and involve partners in solutions.
World Habitat Day begins on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
This year’s theme, Many Homes, One Community, will call attention to the pivotal role of housing in a neighborhood’s progression.
Habitat for Humanity supporters around the globe will participate in special activities that highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter.