Innovative Ideas to Transform the Global Workforce Housing Crisis: Disruptive, Creative & Sustainable Solutions Which Make a Difference


Sharon Young


Global Housing Foundation


Ellis Henican

Pulitzer Prize Journalist

New York Times bestseller author of more than a dozen books


Ambassador Collen V. Kelapile

Immediate Past President of ECOSOC

Co-Chair of Group of Friends of UN-HABITAT


 “Sustainable Urbanization and the New Urban Agenda:

A Conversation with Ellis Henican”

Andrew P. McCoy, Ph.D.

Director, Virginia Center for Housing Research

Beliveau Professor, Department of Building Construction


“Leveraging Innovation to Train the Global Workforce in Higher Education”

Zaigham M. Rizvi

Expert Consultant: Affordable Housing and Alternate Energy for Houses

Sr. Advisor Housing: World Bank/IFC; GHF Ambassador


“Affordable Housing Models
Asian Scenario at Global Housing Foundation”

Anastasia Kochuk Berger

Life Story Testimonial


“Housing As a Humanitarian Requirement:

Learning from the Ukrainian Housing Crisis”

Marthijn Pool


 Space&Matter/Common City


“Building on Water:

Architectural Floating Communities”

Carla Gautier Castro

CEO & Founder, AIT, LEED, Green Associate

Konti Design

“The Home: A Living Organism”

Jennifer Goodrich, LPC, LADC

President & CEO, Pivot: A Turning Point for Youth


“Strengthening Humanity Through Homes (Tiny Ones)

Global Housing Foundation

Ambassador Program


Owen Gwyn

GHF Chairperson Emeritus

“The Gathering Place: A New Beginning for the Modoc Nation”

United Nations Day

On Monday, October 24 12:00PM EST, in celebration of United Nations Day, the Global Housing Foundation will facilitate a virtual program highlighting new and innovative solutions to solve workforce housing from around the world.

Tune in to hear from industry experts and become inspired by the groundbreaking solutions set to transform the affordable housing crisis for the better.

Workforce Housing Has Never Been More Important

Not only should everybody have a place to shelter when disaster strikes, but access to housing permeates far beyond first-order problems.

Public health issues arise from increased risk of disease spread, mental health issues become commonplace, and healthy economies require their workforce to be motivated and productive.

Ask a question, propose solutions, get involved.

Please email any questions you have during to – we look forward to hearing from you!