Habitat Honduras works with families living in areas vulnerable to disasters by applying international and national standards for disaster risk reduction. The first step is to ensure that areas identified for upgrades or new construction are adequate and safe for housing. Secondly, the actions are always coordinated with community and municipal organizations to guarantee that the projects are completed in concert with local needs and standards.
Habitat is an active member of the Humanitarian Network, coordinating with other civil society and international actors such as the Rotary Club of San Pedro Sula, Disaster response and risk reduction ShelterBox, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Global Shelter Cluster in response to natural disasters.
In 2020, in the wake of hurricanes Eta and Iota, Habitat provided safe water supply and storage, construction materials, household kits, and temporary shelter for more than 3,000 affected families, or around 15,000 people. Habitat also has led housing projects in higher-risk areas, designing and building homes on stilts, for example, to help reduce flooding risk.