More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. Today we join with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right to adequate shelter. 

During #WorldHabitatDay, Habitat for Humanity draws attention to the important role decent housing plays in eliminating barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. 1 in 6 U.S. families pay half or more of their income on their rent or mortgage, often making tough choices between housing and nutritious food, reliable transportation or even life-saving medicine. 

To learn how you can help visit: www.habitatskc.org/cost-of-home-2019/