An estimated one-third of deaths worldwide are linked to poverty and inadequate housing.
The death rate among homeless people can be up to ten times higher than for those who are not homeless.
100 million children are living in the streets worldwide, facing daily threats to life and security.
Lack of clean water and sanitation leads to illnesses that kill over 840,000 each year.
26.4 million people lose their homes through natural disasters every year—60% higher than it was four decades ago.
The housing and financial crises worldwide have resulted in dramatic increases in evictions and foreclosures, irrevocably damaging family life and doubling the number of suicides linked to loss of housing in the United States of America.