What’s Next? with Habitat for Humanity
August 13th, 12:30pm (ET). Click here to register.
Join MIT IDEAS for the What’s Next? Info Session series. Through this series, you’ll have opportunities to connect with leaders at organization that are committed to supporting the efforts of social entrepreneurs and innovators.
Through the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity facilitates more efficient and inclusive housing market systems making affordable housing possible for millions more families.
Habitat for Humanity formally launched the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter at the historic Habitat III, which took place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. The Terwilliger Center is one of Habitat’s key commitments toward the implementation of the United Nation’s member states’ New Urban Agenda.
The Terwilliger Center consolidates more than a decade of experience in developing market-based solutions for housing and the body of work resulting from these early efforts, formerly referred to as the Center for Innovation in Shelter and Finance. Through the Terwilliger Center, Habitat will accelerate and facilitate better functioning inclusive housing markets to enable more than 8 million people access to improved shelter solutions by 2020.
Patrick leads Habitat for Humanity International’s global practice to develop market-based solutions for improved and affordable shelter. The market development practice at Habitat seeks to strengthen affordable housing value chains, to stimulate innovation and enterprise solutions for shelter and to mobilize investment capital to move housing solutions to scale. During Patrick’s time leading the housing market development work, Habitat for Humanity has launched the Center for Innovation in Shelter – which provides market facilitation and consulting services in the housing sector, the MicroBuild Fund- a $100 million impact capital fund for innovative housing finance, and the Shelter Venture Lab to support entrepreneurs working around shelter issues.