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 the first Monday in October World Habitat Day. Today, global housing need is just as great – one in four people around the world are in need of safe, decent housing, and the number of families living in urban slums is growing faster than ever before.

Join us on World Habitat Day and every day, as we spread the word about the importance of adequate housing – because a house is so much more than just a home.