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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms access to adequate housing as a vital part of human rights. The Six Dimensions of Housing Adequacy is used by Statistics New Zealand, and Habitat for Humanity CNI to describe and identify what we mean by a “decent” place to live. General Manager Nic Greene outlines the tenets of each dimension, this edition: Habitability.Read More
Feeling trapped in their rental situation, William and Lois Dornan and their four children partnered with Habitat for Humanity Central North Island to change things around permanently.
Just before the Hamilton family was accepted for Habitat’s Assisted Home Ownership Programme, William thought they had hit rock bottom.Read More
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand received a big recognition when CEO, Claire Szabó was invited to represent Habitat for Humanity International as part of a delegation to the twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council (GC) of UN-Habitat. Held on 8th – 12th May at the United Nations (UN) Offices in Nairobi, Kenya, this important session followed the adoption of the New Urban Agenda. This ground-breaking document was approved at Habitat III, the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.
This governing council session centred around discussions on how the New Urban Agenda would be monitored and implemented through partnerships with UN-Habitat, governments, NGOs and Civil Society. Habitat for Humanity International played an important role in the drafting of the New Urban Agenda.Read More