World Habitat Day 2014

“No mother should have to put their children to bed in crowded, substandard housing; no senior should have to spend their days in drafty, leaking housing; and no physically-challenged person should have to suffer the indignity of living in inadequate, inaccessible housing. Our ultimate goal is the eradication of poverty housing in the New Orleans area, in partnership with other non-profits, the government, private landlords and individual citizens. Working together, we can make sure that every person has a decent place to lay their head at night.” – Jim Pate, NOAHH Executive Director

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World Habitat Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to recognize that
adequate shelter is a basic human right. It is but a small step from having adequate shelter to breaking the cycle of poverty, and as more and more rise above the poverty level, whole communities improve in ways both tangible and intangible, from reduced crime and blight to improved health and economic conditions. To make safe, affordable housing a priority is to make stable, prosperous communities a priority. Over 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing around the world, and the New Orleans area continues to face blight and poverty housing as a major challenge.

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NOAHH asks you to join us in the call for adequate shelter around the world. Help us raise awareness and mobilize individuals and communities to take action. Take the pledge to eradicate poverty housing by clicking here. To find out about how you can get involved locally, click here.