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JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - asian partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In 2004, two members of staff from Homeless International visited India to understand more about how poor communities are getting involved in designing and constructing their own toilets. During the trip, we visited many toilets in Hyderabad and Vijayawada, and were amazed to see how working on toilets has brought communities together. (abstract from http://www.homeless-international.org)...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - asian partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Decent, safe, secure and affordable housing and sanitation, together with access to credit for livelihoods and other needs, lay a solid base for escaping poverty and promoting self-sufficiency amongst India's rural poor. Decent living conditions contribute towards improved health, social status and educational opportunities, and hence economic opportunities. At present, poor families living in Tamil Nadu’s rural areas live in poor...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Zimbabwe continues to experience negative economic growth rates averaged at -7 per cent per annum, compared with a southern African regional average of +5 per cent. Unemployment is currently estimated at over 80 per cent of the adult working population. The inflation rate has gone up to a record high of 6,500 per cent and income and earnings fall short of the run away inflation, making it difficult for people to afford basic needs such as...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Ghana, Africa's first independent nation, is yet another example of a rapidly urbanizing country. The urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2015 and the majority of these new urban dwellers will find themselves living in slum conditions and poorer settlements. Today, Ghana’s urban poor, like most slum dwellers around the world, struggle with issues of sanitation, infrastructure, and natural disasters, including fire...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In 2006, the Zambian Homeless and Poor People's Federation (ZHPPF) conducted the first Zambian enumeration (census) exercise in Livingstone. The enumeration involved Federation communities collecting information about their living conditions. It served as a tool for community organisation and collective action as the communities discussed the information collected, identified the challenges they face and then used the information to...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

It is now two years since the terrible evictions of poor families from their homes that occurred as part of the Zimbabwean government's Operation Murambatsvina (meaning 'sweep away the filth’). Despite the ongoing political and economic turmoil in Zimbabwe the poor communities that make up the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation are making remarkable progress towards improving their living conditions. Making use of the invaluable...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Nearly three-quarters of Kenya's urban population live in slums, amounting to over 7.5 million of its 31 million people. Kenya’s slum population is growing rapidly at nearly 6 per cent each year. Nairobi epitomises the challenges facing poor people in Kenya’s urban areas. Pressure on land - largely from commercial interests – has led to a situation where 55 per cent of the city’s total population is crammed onto a mere 1.5 per cent of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Link to Publication Page from Street Health website, including annual reports, research and other publications.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is therefore the main UN agency concerned with issues of housing, urban development and the challenge of slums.(abstract from http://www.homeless-international.org...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Malawi is a small landlocked country in southern Africa with a population of around 13 million. Although in the past the vast majority of Malawians lived in rural areas, according to a 2003 UNCHS report, Malawi is now the most rapidly urbanising country in the world. Unfortunately like many poor African nations today, Malawi's cities are ill-equipped to deal with the growing number of people flooding into the urban centres. While people...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - african partners & projects
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In line with the its objectives of collectively improving the housing conditions of its members, the Zambia Homeless and Poor People's Federation has successfully completed a house and three toilet models in Chawama settlement. (abstract from http://www.homeless-international.org)

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - DPU
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Working with universities forms part of our advocacy work. We want to make sure that the architects, planners and other professionals who will be working in urban development in the future have information about the kind of work that we and our partners do. We want to make sure that they have a chance to explore and discuss the principles that lie behind it and to appreciate the massive expertise that exists within communities with few...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - Warwick IGPM
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Working with universities forms part of our advocacy work. We want to make sure that the architects, planners and other professionals who will be working in urban development in the future have information about the kind of work that we and our partners do. We want to make sure that they have a chance to explore and discuss the principles that lie behind it and to appreciate the massive expertise that exists within communities with few...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - WUF3 (2006)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is therefore the main UN agency concerned with issues of housing, urban development and the challenge of slums. (abstract from http://www.homeless-international.org...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - Africa Bond
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

How has the Africa Bond evolved? Homeless International provides a range of support through partner NGOs to try and help meet the demand from poor communities. This includes small-scale capital grants to establish or build local revolving loan funds, the Community-Led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF), and guarantees to secure bank loans for such initiatives. (abstract from http://www....

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - Africa Bond
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Homeless International is raising donations and Contributions for the Africa Bond, primarily from within the UK social housing sector, in order to lend funds to partner organisations for community-led housing and related infrastructure projects in Africa. So far, £151,500 has been raised in Contributions. The Africa Bond represents a new milestone for Homeless International in that it will be lending to partners on a mainstream basis for...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - Africa Bond
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Contributions are raised from a variety of organisations, primarily RSLs and associated organisations in the UK Social Housing Sector. These contributions must be significant in value, and are required for a term of 10 years. Contributions are used to directly lend to partner NGOs for housing and related infrastructure projects. Once the loan has been repaid in full by the partner NGO, Contributions can be returned to Contributors, reinvested...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - all recent changes
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The latest (on 2007) review by the Homeless International organization about results achieved for the past year in the domain of stuggle with poverty and homelessness in the world. Other reviews about activity of the organization are available on the website.

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - all recent changes
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

On 16th October 2007, Homeless International held a workshop to bring together our key supporters in the UK with representatives from our partner organisations in India, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The aim of the workshop was to discuss community-led development, and the issues and difficulties surrounding slum upgrading, along with ideas for financing and future funding. (abstract from ...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - all recent changes
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Each month, Homeless International receives support from a number of individuals who make a regular donation to us through their payroll. We are particularly delighted to have received great support in this way via BT as part of their voluntary payroll giving scheme.(abstract from http://www.homeless-international.org)

JOURNAL NAME: News RSS
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A new Business Vitality Index will encourage economic growth in the communities of Gladstone-Westbourne and Dauphin, two communities selected as sites for a provincial pilot project to spur business development in rural communities, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced today.

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless International - DFID's Asia Strategy (2006)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In early 2006, DFID's Asia Department began to put together a new development strategy to focus attention on building new forms of partnership to eradicate poverty in Asia. As a first step, DFID, in collaboration with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, arranged a conference held on the 6th and 7th of March 2006 in London. The conference, entitled "Asia 2015: Promoting Growth, Ending Poverty" brought together...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Announcement of a further $857,460 in investments in the Spence neighbourhood bringing the total contribution to nearly $1.2 million.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This page contains downloadable reports, fact sheets, guides, programs and toolkits for housing of the Government of Saskatchewan

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Program Overview: BC Housing partners with municipalities, non-profit societies and other community groups to implement innovative strategies that create more affordable housing for people in need. Our Community Partnership Initiatives (CPI) provide one-time grants, mortgage financing, or rent support for unique housing solutions, without the need for ongoing operating subsidies. The nature of our assistance will depend on the merits of the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Housing Provider Kit was produced to help non-profit societies and housing co-operatives manage affordable subsidized developments.

JOURNAL NAME: CanEquity Mortgage News
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, October 11, 2007 — Canada's New Government and the Province of New Brunswick officially opened an affordable housing project in Saint John today, funded under the Canada - New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement. The project created 33 new affordable housing units for seniors and persons with …

JOURNAL NAME: CanEquity Mortgage News
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, October 11, 2007 — Canada's New Government and the Province of New Brunswick officially opened an affordable housing project in Fredericton today, funded under the Canada - New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement. The project created 19 new affordable housing units for seniors.

JOURNAL NAME: CanEquity Mortgage News
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 12, 2007 — A new seniors' housing development in North Vancouver officially opened today with federal, provincial, and community partners on hand to mark the occasion.

JOURNAL NAME: CanEquity Mortgage News
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick, October 19, 2007 — Seniors in Grand Falls will have access to more affordable housing with today's official opening of Les Villas LPR. This $775,000 12-unit project includes six new affordable housing units. The project was funded under the Canada - New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement.

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