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About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and programs. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission.

About Habitat for Humanity International – Latin America and the Caribbean Region (HFHI-LAC)

HFHI through its National Offices or partners is building up an extensive network of allies at both national and local levels in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago; carrying out a remarkable work related to land, disaster risk reduction, water and sanitation, community development, housing construction, advocacy, and housing finance issues. Particularly relevant to land the HFHI-LAC Area Office coordinates the GLTN LAC Urban Cluster, a land-focused collective space to activate alliances, mobilize skills, build capacities and engage decision makers, CSO leaders, private sector, academia and communities in innovative land instruments (existing or new) that may develop, accelerate and scale up processes of change and empower the most vulnerable to face the challenges posed by the growth of cities, urbanization, planning, land management, administration and secure tenure. Local and regional land related initiatives are leveraged by ongoing “Solid Ground” HFHI Land Advocacy Global Campaign, and contributing to HABITAT III global process. 

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Resources

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Liberia Land Rights Act
Reports & Research
October 2018
Liberia

The Land Portal Foundation, Landesa and the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) co-facilitated a discussion on Liberia’s Land Rights Bill between July 18 and August 8, 2018. The discussion took place in collaboration with the Rights & Rice Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Land Rights Now campaign. 

Women’s Access to Land and Housing in Lesotho cover image
Reports & Research
July 2018
Lesotho

Women need secure access to and control of land in order to realise their human rights. In order for the women to realise their land and inheritance rights it is important for the policy makers to have in place mechanisms and institutions to guide practice. This report sets out the status of women’s land and inheritance rights in Lesotho.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Dominican Republic

SUMILLA  Procedimiento vinculados a reconocer derechos, legislación general de temas constitucionales, civiles y procesales. RESUMEN La norma tiene como objeto, organizar el funcionamiento de los órganos del poder judicial, trazar las normas o caminos que deben seguirse a los efectos y fines de dirimir los conflictos entre los particulares y ejecución de los actos emanados de esos órganos.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Honduras

SUMILLA:  Establece tasas y regulaciones varias aplicables a cada periodo RESUMEN: Es una ley local de obligatorio cumplimiento por todos los vecinos o transeúntes del municipio, donde anualmente se establecen las tasas, gravámenes, las normas y procedimientos relativos al sistema tributario de cada Municipalidad.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Brazil

Cartilha elaborado pela Relatora Especial sobre moradia adequada como elemento integrante do direito a um nível de vida adequado e sobre o direito de não discriminação a este respeito Entende-se a segurança da posse como um conjunto de relações que vinculam as pessoas às moradias e terra que ocupam, estabelecido por meio de leis estatutárias ou consuetudinárias ou por arranjos híbridos ou infor

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Brazil

CD anexo de: Os planos diretores municipais pós-Estatuto da Cidade: balanço crítico e perspectivas. SANTOS JR., Orlando A.; MONTANDON, Daniel T. (orgs). Rio de Janeiro, Letra Capital: Observatório das Cidades: IPPUR/UFRJ, 2011.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Brazil

Segundo dados da Fundação João Pinheiro, o déficit habitacional brasileiro (ao redor de 6 milhões de unidades) concentra-se na sua maioria em torno de 90% - na faixa de renda de 0 a 3 salários mínimos. Por outro lado, a política habitacional existente Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida - não teve ainda a efetividade esperada de atacar esse déficit e reduzir o número de pessoas sem teto no país.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2018
Brazil

Por sua origem e significado social, a Carta Mundial do Direito à Cidade é, antes de tudo, um instrumento dirigido ao fortalecimento dos processos, reivindicações e lutas urbanas.

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