Author(s): Habitat for Humanity
Innovative, affordable housing solutions in any context require evidence-based community-, market-and policy-level solutions that stem from a deeper analysis of the entire housing ecosystem. This includes understanding the housing market conditions; the policy environment; and the social, economic and environmental realities that communities face. Relevant assessments that identify constraints and optimize opportunities are essential for supporting the implementation of sustainable housing interventions, as is establishing strategic people-public-private partnerships. Comprehensive urban housing programs help improve the living conditions invulnerable and low-income communities, and systemic market and policy interventions in targeted geographic areas lead to greater outcomes and demonstrate the transformational impact of housing.