The Cities Alliance is pleased to welcome Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) as a new member of the partnership. The Consultative Group of the Cities Alliance approved HFHI’s request to join the Alliance at its annual meetings in January 2010.
HFHI is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness from the world and, through education and awareness, make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The organisation operates in over 100 countries and has strong ties to nearly 2,000 community-based organisations. It also mobilises more than one million volunteers globally each year through advocacy and volunteer efforts.
"We will benefit enormously from HFHI’s many years of experience, its presence in countries all over the world, and from its unique advocacy role,” said Cities Alliance Programme Manager, William Cobbett.