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The Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build (HYLB) 2019 campaign brings together young people from across the Asia-Pacific region to support families in need of decent housing. This campaign engages young people in volunteering, fundraising and speaking out for the need for decent and affordable housing as a way out of poverty and toward self-reliance. The movement encourages youth to take the lead and motivate their peers to build homes and communities.

As part of the 2019 campaign, Habitat for Humanity is inviting eligible youth organizations and individuals to apply for the 2019 HYLB advocacy grants for their advocacy activities. The intent of these grants is to motivate young people to undertake policy-oriented advocacy activities during the HYLB campaign from December 2018 to April 2019; encourage and support youths to raise their voices on public policy issues on land and housing; and to provide opportunities for young people to make policy asks through creative and innovative tactics.


Grants of up to US$1,000 will be awarded.


Youth organizations, groups and individuals in the Asia-Pacific region where Habitat for Humanity has offices (see the Official Website for office locations) are eligible to apply. Habitat for Humanity’s national organizations can also encourage and facilitate the participation of potential applicants.

Grants applied for should be in the following thematic areas:

  • Housing ? How can decent and affordable housing be part of the design of sustainable, inclusive communities in both urban and rural areas? What laws at the local or national level guarantee every person’s right to decent housing?
  • Disaster resilience ? Are existing laws and regulations providing efficient and effective support to people affected by disasters? How can governments consistently provide resources so communities and families are empowered to reduce their disaster exposure and vulnerabilities?
  • Gender ? How can communities and policy makers ensure that gender discrimination in land and property rights due to patriarchal attitudes and cultural practices is eliminated? How can communities work with other stakeholders to eliminate gender-based violence at home? How can women be more empowered economically to access adequate housing?
  • Slum upgrading ? Can communities dialogue with and get the assurance of local authorities that people living in slums will have tenure security? What resources can be made available to urban slum dwellers so they can upgrade their homes and communities?
  • Security of tenure ? What can policymakers do to ensure that everyone has access to land for shelter without fear of eviction?


The application form, which is available online, has to be submitted via email by 5 December 2018.

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