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news6 October

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is one day of the year which reminds us that we need to rededicate ourselves to a world where everyone has decent place to live and to join our efforts until the right to adequate shelter is recognized as a basic human right. read more...

newsStudents help families in need

First Japanese GV team worked at the Veles build site

From March 1 till March 14, 2014 a group of Japanese students visited Macedonia and were involved in Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village volunteer program. The group helped by working alongside with partner families who were selected for the Habitat’s New Builds Program which helps with housing for families in need. Sharing their workload were the Honorary Board member of HFH Macedonia Mary Jo Wohlers and the Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Skopje Kazu Lesnikovska. The partner families and all the volunteers manage to build all the walls for three units and many of the wooden trusses needed for the roof of the building. read more...

newsImproved housing for people with disabilities

How can I help?

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia believes that a decent home is the first step towards social inclusion. Access to adequate housing is necessary in order to achieve progress and social development for all. In response, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia launched the campaign Social Inclusion through a Decent Home for Special Needs Individuals on February 8, 2013 in Volkovo. Under the slogan, "How can I help?" the campaign's objective is to raise public awareness about the housing needs of people who live with disabilities. read more...

newsFY2012 results

Record High Number of Families Served

Fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012 has been an exceptional one for HFH Macedonia, as it reached the record high number of families served through both construction interventions and Housing Support Services (HSS). This performance ranks the Macedonian national organizations among the top performers within Habitat for Humanity International, network that has operations in 90 countries. read more...

newsHousing for people with special needs

Finnerty Family Foundation joins Habitat

The extremely poor living conditions that John Finnerty witnessed during one of his earlier visits to Macedonia, particularly among families with special needs members, made him decide to take one-of-a-kind action. This summer he went to the village of Rasche, situated on the outskirts of the capital Skopje, and met a family he already knew... read more...

newsEnergy Efficiency

Partnership with Municipality of Centar

New partnership with one of Skopje's municipalities – Municipality of Centar was established after signing a Memorandum for Cooperation on July 12, 2012. This way, HFH Macedonia's program Energy Efficient Homes has been extended to another Skopje municipality. read more...

newsCorporate Social Responsibility

ArcelorMittal Supports Energy Efficient Interventions

The first housing microloans aimed to improve the energy efficiency of individual homes of low-income families were disbursed during April 2012, thanks to the financial support to HFH Macedonia provided by ArcelorMittal. It is planed the revolving fund established for this particular purpose to remain operational as long as there is interest for this type of interventions. read more...

newsCooperative Agreement with USAID

Buildings Selection in Progress

After formally launching the Energy Efficiency for the Housing Sector project in December 2011, fully transparent process of apartment buildings selection in the municipalities included in the first round of the project implementation: Karpos, Veles, Kumanovo and Tetovo has taken place during the first quarter of 2012. The public announcements being published in two daily newspapers Dnevnik, in Macedonian language, and Koha, in Albanian language, followed by informative sessions for the homeowner associations organized in the respective municipalities, resulted in 36 applications. read more...

newsNew EIDHR funded project

Indicators for Social Inclusion in Housing

As of January 2012 the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) has selected another HFH Macedonia project for funding over the next 12 months. The overall objective of the project named Developing Indicators for Social Inclusion in Housing is to support the implementation of the National Strategy on Alleviation of Poverty and Social Exclusion by developing reference indicators in order to measure the progress in the process of social inclusion. read more...

newsClosing Conference

Housing and human rights

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia within the project "Promoting housing rights for the Roma", financed by the European Union, held a closing conference "Housing and human rights" on 15th of February in Skopje. read more...

newsNew Project

Legalization of housing for Roma families

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia, Foundation Open Society - Macedonia (FOSM), and the National Roma Center (NRC) signed a cooperation and implementation agreement for the project "Legalization of Housing for the Roma" on January 18, 2012. read more...

newsIntroducing Habitat for Humanity Macedonia

AmCham promoting Corporate Social Responsibility through Habitat for Humanity Macedonia

The American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham Macedonia) hosted a Christmas reception with a concept to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and give opportunity of the attendees to learn about CSR activities through Habitat for Humanity Macedonia. The AmCham Executive Director, Ms. Sonja McGurk welcomed the guests and informed the members on past activities and achievements of the chamber as well as encouraged the CSR practices through Habitat for Humanity Macedonia. read more...

newsLaunch Event

Energy efficiency for housing sector project

On December 15, 2011, the Energy efficiency for housing sector project announced its official launch. The launching event was opened with a welcome from the Habitat for Humanity Macedonia Deputy Director - Program, Ms. Liljana Alceva. She introduced the key speakers of the event, the Minister of Economy, Mr. Valon Saraqini, the USAID Mission Director, Mr. Robert Wuertz and Habitat for Humanity Macedonia National Director, Mr. Zoran Kostov. read more...

newsNew project

Improving Homes for SOS Families

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia established a partnership with the Macedonian SOS Children's Village "SOS Detsko Selo Makedonija" with an overall goal of improvement of the living standards within the SOS Children's village in Skopje. The goal of the project is to significantly improve the housing conditions and reduce the maintenance costs of 12 family houses in the SOS Children's Village in Skopje by reconstructing the bathrooms. read more...

newsNew project

Housing needs assessment for UNHCR on the housing conditions of 185 families

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Habitat for Humanity Macedonia established a partnership with a goal of assisting 185 families with former refugee status in improving their housing conditions, including families that have a family member with a refugee status. read more...

newsNew Builds Program

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia and partner families sign contracts to become part of the New Builds program

Yesterday, April 28th, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia and its partner families signed the contracts with which the families became a part of the New Builds program in Veles . The Governing Board of HFHM, the vice-president of the ECA office, Don Haszczyn, US Ambassador Phillip T. Reeker and his wife Solveig, a team of volunteers from the US, as well as Veles Mayor Goran Petrov, attended the event. read more...


New project

HFH Macedonia implements EU project on Promoting Housing Rights for the Roma

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia was selected by the European Union to implement a project on the promotion of housing rights for Roma in Macedonia. The project will be carried out in target municipalities of Shuto Orizari, Tetovo, Gostivar and Kumanovo with high Roma populations over an implementation period of one year (12/2010 – 12/2011). read more...



HFH Macedonia Implements USAID’s Pilot Project

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia, acting as a local partner of the US Agency for International Development, is taking part in a pilot-project aimed towards an assessment of the savings in residential buildings energy consumption after energy efficiency measures have been implemented. read more...



Combating Social Exclusion in Housing

HFH Macedonia’s Executive Director Dr. Zoran Kostov was invited by the Macedonian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy earlier this year, to join the expert team that was assigned to draft the 2010-2020 National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion. Dr. Kostov was particularly responsible for the Strategy’s Transport, Communication and Housing chapters. read more...



John Finnerty Received by the Macedonian President

In recognition of his continuing support to HFH Macedonia and its low income partner-families, John Finnerty, the Executive Director of HFH East and Central Pasco has been received on August 17, 2010 by the Macedonian President Djorge Ivanov. The reception was held at the presidential summer residence in Ohrid. Zoran Kostov, National Director of HFH Macedonia, attended the reception as well. read more...


Energy Efficiency

Partnering with the Municipality of Karposh

On May 6th, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia and the Municipality of Karposh officially launched a partnership that involves energy efficiency upgrades for 112 apartments in apartment building 10 on Boulevard “September 8th” in Skopje. This project is a part of Habitat for Humanity Macedonia’s ongoing Energy Efficient Homes Program through which interventions for 28 apartment units in Kavadarci have already been completed. read more...


Safe Drinking Water for Vasilevo

World Water Day

The United Nations have designated March 22nd as World Water Day, devoting this day to focusing public attention to the critical water issues worldwide, the most pressing of which is the fact that a staggering 884 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water. At Habitat for Humanity Macedonia we wanted to mark this day by remind our friends and supporters about the important role that providing access to clean and safe drinking water has in the work that we do in the rural communities. read more...


Emergency Assistance for Haiti

Ricky Martin and Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford Travel to Haiti In Support of Habitat’s Haitian Recovery Efforts

Habitat for Humanity will help clear debris from home sites, provide shelter kits, and repair and build new houses as part of its recovery plan in Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) — Ricky Martin traveled to Port-au-Prince today with Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford to visit one of the earthquake-ravaged neighborhoods in the capital city. Martin was moved by the massive devastation caused by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck last week and just as he did following the Dec. 2004 Asian tsunami, traveled as quickly as possible to the affected region. read more...



Macedonian President volunteered with Habitat at the new builds site Veles

President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, visited and volunteered at HFH Macedonia’s new builds site in the town of Veles on September 11th, 2009, expressing his support to the organization’s cause of poverty housing eradication. The visit coincided with the National Day of Service and Remembrance in the US and President Barack Obama’s volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Washington DC. read more...



Energy Efficiency in Focus

HFH Macedonia initiates a new pilot-project focused solely on financing and replacement of the existing energy un-efficient windows and doors, increasing that way the thermo insulation capabilities of the homes of low income families. read more...

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