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Providing Homes for Refugees and Strengthening Communities
Having a secure and settled home is the key to refugees being able to rebuild their lives and become part of their local community. This consultation identifies ways in which refugees can be better housed and live in more welcoming and cohesive communities.
December 2006
BSHF responsed to the Home Office Consultation document on a New Model for National Refugee Integration Services in England.
BSHF's briefing paper to the Shared Equity Taskforce established by HM Treasury.
A commemorative booklet of the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2006 in Naples, Italy and Kazan, Russia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Pakistan and South Africa.
World Habitat Day Special Edition
This special edition of the BSHF Newsletter provides details of the two winning projects and ten excellent finalists in the 2005 World Habitat Award competition. The Awards were presented to the winners at the United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day 2006 in Naples, Italy and Kazan, Russia in October 2006.
An experience in Rio de Janeiro (Volume I)
Over 15,000 families have benefited to date from the Bento Rubião Foundation’s pioneering work with the Right to Land and Right to Housing programmes in Rio de Janeiro. These programmes address issues of land tenure and urban regularisation, as well as innovative approaches to housing provision. In addition to empowering communities to improve their living conditions, FBR is also working successfully to influence both local and national government policy.
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2006
A knowledge-sharing event between Gram Vikas, India and communities in Medellín, Colombia
BSHF's evidence to the Affordable Rural Housing Commission on the role that Community Land Trusts can play in increasing the supply of affordable housing.
CD-ROM of the 2006 International Study Visits to the 2005 Winners of the World Habitat Awards: the Energy Efficient Straw-bale Housing Project, China and the Solar Housing Renovation Project in Gårdsten, Sweden.
The second volume in a series of two which examines participatory rural habitat processes in South Asia and provides a framework for the development of a comprehensive Rural Habitat Policy for India.
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