Homeless International supports partners in Africa and Asia who are working with slum communities to reduce poverty and to improve access to land, housing, clean water and effective sanitation.
Vision: A world in which everyone can realise their right to secure and safe land, housing and basic services
Mission: To support the development of self-sustaining local organisations and work with them in developing and delivering sustainable settlement, housing and services solutions for the urban poor.
We are the only UK organisation dedicated to the challenge of living conditions in urban slums. The programmes we implement with our partners in Africa and Asia focus on addressing inadequate shelter, insecure tenure and lack of access to services such as clean water. We provide organisational development support, project technical assistance and finance, to support our partners to deliver at increasing scale and through more effective cost-recovery models. Our partners work closely with community-based networks whose members live in slums, thus ensuring that the people who benefit from our work are centrally involved in its design and implementation.
Homeless International aims to:
- To develop local partner organisations in Africa and Asia who have the capacities required to address urban slum poverty at scale and in a sustainable manner
- To support our partners to implement successful and sustainable projects addressing urban poverty (securing land, tenure, constructing housing, delivering water and sanitation, advocating with govnt)
- To raise awarement of urban poverty and mobilse support for action to address it.
- To develop models of land, housing and service delivery for the poor to be implemented by our local partners at scale and in a financially-sustainable manner, thus reducing dependence on donor funding
Established: January 1987
Registered Charity Number: 1017255
Board members: 9
Full time staff: 15
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 024 7663 2802
Address: Queens House 16 Queens Road Coventry CV1 3EGView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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