Housing impacts every aspect of our well-being — health, education, income, and so much more. But right now, more than 1.6 billion people live without safe shelter. These underprivileged families make a modest living in the informal economy, but they’re left out of the housing market and unable to reach their full potential.
With no accessible path to safe housing, vulnerable families resort to making their own homes out of the materials they can find and afford. The result is unsafe shelter and circumstances that keep them in a cycle of poverty.
Traditional charities try to solve homelessness by completely relying on charity to gift homes to families. This approach is helpful for some families, but it’s not sustainable enough to address the problem at scale.
Rather than viewing families as passive beneficiaries, we empower families to become active participants in the housing market. We don’t address the symptoms of homelessness. We address the causes.
We work to create a more inclusive housing market for low-income families. To shape that market, we rely on innovative solutions and incentivized partners. Through three core interventions, we ensure housing solutions are fair, affordable, and dignified.
We invest capital and expertise into proven models that support low-income families on their journey to secure safe housing.
We connect families with opportunities such as affordable financing and construction expertise.