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Housing

We empower families by building them a decent place to live.


We build in underserved communities. Our houses give children a safe place to study, enable family members to seek gainful employment, and provide a secure environment for women.

We build for a family’s needs

1. Spacious and well designed

Each person in the household has a usable covered floor area of no less than 3.5 meters (37.5 square feet) or comprises of a minimum of two rooms.

2. Built to last

We employ construction methods and material specifications that provide durability. The homes are built to provide safe refuge, especially in disaster prone areas.

3. Proximate to sanitation units

Communities have sufficient toilets nearby with suitable drainage facilities to provide easy access at all times of the day and night.


We help families beyond building homes

Housing microfinance support

We have set up training centres that help microfinance institutions to provide affordable housing loans, and improve financial literacy of homeowners.

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Maintenance and Repairs

We conduct a set of activities to equip families with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of their homes over time.

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Property Documentation

We help families establish land and property ownership, and use rights before moving into a home. This protects them against potential evictions in the future.

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We are part of a global development goal

United Nations’ 2030 Agenda

The United Nations have identified making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as one of the key Sustainable Development Goals.

Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

In 2015, the government launched two affordable housing programs — Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for the urban poor and, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Gramin for the rural poor. We have partnered with numerous state governments through these initiatives with the goal of helping provide a decent home for everyone.

We have helped build over 62,998 homes across India.


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No. of Houses


Total People Helped

We follow a 3-step process to begin projects

Assess Community Needs

We carry out a detailed study of the selected community to understand their background, present living conditions and how we can help improve them.

Secure Funding

We then work with our implementation partners to prepare a plan of action and reach out to potential funders who would be interested in supporting the project.

Commence The Build

We begin the build activities with community members, credible implementation partners and dedicated volunteers.

All efforts of Habitat India are supported by independently sourced funding. There is still a lot of work needing support.

Your contribution will help us increase our reach and impact.