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Established in 1976, BSHF works both in the UK and internationally to identify innovative housing solutions and to foster the exchange of information and good practice.

BSHF believes that everyone should have access to decent housing and is committed to promoting housing policy and practice that is people centred and environmentally responsible.

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BSHF in numbers

globe icon 30
years of the World Habitat Awards
document icon 100+
publications for free download
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World Habitat Award finalists and winners
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years of BSHF working globally on decent housing

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Self-help housing is about more than just building homes

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Because the land is ours

At Habitat 3 in October 2016, World Habitat Awards winner 2015-16 Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust receiv…

The gift of receiving – and a campaign changed me

I live in central London and have done for decades – right by its beating heart the great flowing Thames…