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The World Habitat Awards are open for entry!

The World Habitat Awards are open for entry!

The World Habitat Awards are open for entry!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Inspirational projects and programmes that provide outstanding innovative and sustainable housing solutions are encouraged to enter the 2024 World Habitat Awards.

The World Habitat Awards, run in partnership with UN-Habitat, celebrate and showcase pioneering approaches to housing challenges and provide international recognition to exceptional projects and programmes. Since 1985, more than 360 projects have been recognised, each one transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities through housing.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented to the most outstanding projects and programmes.

The two GOLD Award-winning projects receive:

  • a trophy in recognition of their work to develop and deliver good practice in housing.
  • prize money of £10,000.
  • follow-up support from World Habitat through the exChange programme.

An organisation which re-develops and provides good quality affordable housing to people on low incomes in Scotland and a Senegal-based project which has helped 20,000 people settle in safe homes were the Gold winners of the prestigious awards in 2023.

The first 2023 Gold winner was Homes For Good, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 2014, Homes for Good has raised £20 million in social investment to create a portfolio of affordable, good-quality homes to let to tenants on low incomes.

The second Gold winner is UrbaSEN and the Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants, based in Senegal, West Africa. UrbaSEN is a local NGO which supports the Housing and Living Environment Improvement Programme for Vulnerable People in Precarious Neighbourhoods. More than 20,000 people have directly benefited from the project so far.

Silver and Bronze Award-winning projects receive a certificate, the opportunity to partner with World Habitat in the promotion of their initiatives, and entry to the World Habitat Award Winners Network.

Organisations and individuals are also encouraged to nominate other projects – either by contacting wha@world-habitat.org or by passing the information on to those that might be interested.

World Habitat Awards online submission form.

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