Monday, 27 October 2014

Happy World Habitat Day!!

World Habitat Day takes place on the fist Monday of October all over the world.  It was officially designated by the United Nations in 1985 and first celebrated in 1986.  
The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter.  It aims to remind the world that we are responsible for the habitat of future generations.
This year the theme of UN World Habitat Day is “Voices from Slums”. Learn more about this years theme and campaign here.
World Habitat Day is near and dear to Options and this year marks the third annual Options for Homes/Home Ownership Alternatives World Habitat Day Celebration Event!
For the past 20 years Options for Homes has been dedicated to providing quality homes in great communities at the best possible price.  Options strives to bring home ownership within reach for as many individuals and families as possible. 
Since 1994, Options and its affiliated organizations across Canada and around the world have provided over 6,500 households with home ownership oppourtunities.  
                                               *Just a few Options for Homes homeowners
Options believes that home ownership should be available to everyone. Ownership makes households financially stronger which in turn creates stronger cities, not only for now but for the future.  
Options for Homes celebrates World Habitat Day every year because we truly believe that every person in the world should have access to adequate and affordable shelter which in turn will create strong and self-sufficient communities around the world. 
This year Options will be celebrating not only World Habitat Day but our 20th Anniversary with a Flag Raising event at City Hall in Toronto this morning and a celebration this evening.  Both featuring speeches from people who have seen Options grow and develop over the past 20 years and from homeowners whose lives have been changed since joining the Options Family!
Stay tuned for stories and photos from both events!!