• Not everyone in the world has a decent place to live, and many families lack affordable housing.
  • Growing urban areas lack affordable housing.
  • Growing urban populations are experiencing widening income inequality.

  • Rapid increase of urban population due to continuous influx of rural immigrants.
  • Bad public housing policies, lack of planning, poor governance.
  • Those earning low wages cannot afford to live where they work.
  • Expensive materials and labor to build safe, reliable and affordable housing

  • The lack of proper housing supply or land scarcity can give rise to sudden slum areas as a result of an influx of migrants or refugees. It creates vulnerable living conditions that causes the spread of disease and unsanitary living conditions.
  • Approximately 900 million people around the world live in  homes without access to adequate water and sanitation facilities or adequate housing. Unless addressed, a fifth of the world’s population will lack access to secure, adequate, and affordable housing by 2025. (Habitat for Humanity).
  • High housing costs can create financial difficulties even on middle-income households which limits the growth of the overall economy.
  • Refurbishment and replacement of current poor housing conditions will be a huge expenditure which could cost trillions of dollars in both land and housing.

  • Introduce non-discriminatory government policies to promote affordable housings for poor and low-income households.
  • Use STEM to build affordable, inexpensive, diverse and safe housing for all.
  • Reduce the influx of rural migrants to urban areas by creating local and rural economies.
  • Reduce economic inequality.
  • Regulate housing markets to prevent severe fluctuations in house prices and unreasonable escalations that make them unaffordable
  • Adopt more efficient construction processes and reduce operation and management costs through housing grants to ensure that finished housing units are affordable.