Home ownership is a very important aspect of a person’s life. Not only is it necessary for their survival, but it also gives them dignity and stability. Those who are displaced from their homes often live in informal settlements far from towns. They are often unable to travel and lack the proper documentation needed to work legally. Having a place to live can help them find a stable job and help them get back on their feet.
Lack of shelter can also lead to poorer mental health. Children who lack a safe place to live often cannot focus on their schoolwork. In addition, families without a place to stay cannot access health care and other public services. Having a home provides a sense of normality in communities suffering from conflict. However, this does not mean that the housing issue alone is enough to address this problem.