Advocacy helps people around the world who need decent housing

Apr 03, 2014, 10:08 ET from Habitat for Humanity International

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Around the world, more than 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways for people to get involved to help address this global issue. One important action everyone can take is to lend their voice and serve as an advocate.

Advocacy is one of the most effective ways to promote policies and systems that create access to decent and affordable housing. This is why every year, tens of thousands of people like you join Habitat for Humanity as advocates.

Advocacy work can include writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper, adding your name to a petition, or sharing about the need for decent housing with your family and friends on social media.

These are just a few of the ways you can get involved to help families around the world improve their housing and break the cycle of poverty.

Please consider lending your voice and visit today to learn more.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources 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. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit

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