More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

Every year, we join our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter. We ask everyone to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health, and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations.

Join us today for World Habitat Day and year-round by lifting your voice to help people in need of decent and affordable housing. Learn how you can take action through our Cost of Home advocacy campaign.