Support World Habitat Day On October 6


World Habitat Day:

It's World Habitat Day! Today we are taking a moment to recognize the basic right of all of humanity to adequate shelter and help create awareness for those who go without. Giveback Homes is a trusted network of real estate professionals, dedicated to building homes for families in need. By simply choosing to work with a member of Giveback Homes, you'll help build a home for a family in need. Pretty simple right?! A home is where you can smell your mom's cooking, a home is where your dog greets you at the front door, a home is where you can put your feet on the furniture… A home can mean so many different things to people throughout the world. So today, we'd like you to answer a simple question… What does a home mean to you? We'll be re-posting photos and answers throughout the day, join us and welcome home! Ways to get involved today: Post on Social Media! Take a picture of your front door, post the photo to your instagram, facebook or twitter, with the following caption: "Home is where_____________ (fill in the blank) #worldhabitatday #givebackhomes World Habitat Day Facts:

  • Today, 1.6 billion people in inadequate shelter around the world; 1 billion of those live in informal settlements. More than 100 million people worldwide are homeless.
  • About one in four people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities.
  • By 2050, 70 percent of the world's population is projected to be living in urban areas, causing slums and unplanned settlements to swell.
  • Estimates of homelessness in the United States vary from 1.6 million to 3 million people. Most studies conclude that about one-third of the homeless are children.

Adequate housing can have a large impact and here's why!

  • Adequate shelter is a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
  • Adequate housing is vitally important to the health of the world's economies, communities and populations.
  • Homeownership is a form of wealth accumulation through equity and forced savings from mortgage repayment.
  • Good housing attracts economic investment and development.
  • Decent shelter contributes to thriving school systems, community organizations and civic activism.
  • Safe homes and neighborhoods help to build social stability and security.

Thank you for making a difference and joining us in supporting World Habitat Day!