Healthabitat

Sydney, Australia

Healthhabitat is an Australian company with the goal of improving the health of disadvantaged people, particularly children, by improving their housing and the condition of the living environment.

The head office is located in Sydney but their projects take place in 200 Australian comumunities and international sites.

Map of Healthabitat Projects

Housing for Health projects aim to improve health by improving housing and the surrounding living environment.

The work started in 1985 in Central Australia, became a national program and then used the same principles internationally.

The core principles of the work include goals of safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices, starting fix work on the first day of any project and using a majority of local community staff on every project.

Healthy Living Practices

Get to know more of this inspiring project in this TED talk: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes by Paul Pholero.


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