According to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, more than one billion people globally live in substandard or inadequate housing. The partnership will facilitate collaboration between the organizations' local chapters, enabling Habitat to tap Rotary's 1.2 million members around the world for volunteers.
"So many Rotarians have worked alongside Habitat, and the knowledge, experiences and connections that are so strong in local Rotary clubs will make them valuable Habitat partners in many communities worldwide," said Habitat CEO Jonathan T.M. Reckford.
"Habitat's aim to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope aligns perfectly with Rotary's commitment to make positive, lasting change in communities around the world," said Rotary general secretary John Hewko. "With Habitat's expertise and the power of Rotary's volunteer network, we will help build the foundation for stronger communities."