Worldwide, nearly one billion people live in urban slums, and that figure is expected to double by 2030.
Housing problems have far-reaching consequences. The high cost of housing leaves low-income families little money for other basic necessities like food, clothing or health care. Substandard housing can endanger the health and safety of its occupants, erode their hope and self-worth, and impair their children's ability to succeed in school. Many organizations, community groups and others have joined together to tackle this significant social problem - decent housing for all.
In response, BetterWorld supports organizations that provide high-quality, secure shelter to families in need.