Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes, extreme weather and fires.


JUAN CABALLERO | COLOMBIA | HOUSING RETROFITS

TRANSFORMING VULNERABLE HOMES IN COLOMBIA

Juan Caballero, who leads Build Change’s work in Latin America, describes the opportunities to retrofit homes as scale in Colombia. (Spanish with Subtitles)

BUILD CHANGE | SKOLL FOUNDATION & TMC ANIMATION | INVESTMENT

The Power of a Housing Investment

In “The Power of a Housing Investment”, an animated video produced by TMC Animation in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, we explore how investment in the housing sector can provide safety, stability and economic opportunity.


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Colombian Government Adopts AIS 410 into Building Code to Accelerate Resilient Housing Improvements

August 31, 2023

Build Change and AIS collaborate for first-of-its-kind building standard to evaluate and reduce seismic vulnerability of informal housing.

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Case Study: How a Policy Change Affects the Number of Safer Buildings in Colombia

January 31, 2023

Policy change drives significant improvement in safety and quality of informal housing in Colombia.

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New study by Build Change shows cost savings of improving housing

January 19, 2022

In a newly released global home improvement cost study, Build Change addresses the true cost of upgrading a home to make it more resilient against disasters.

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Build Change launches The Build Change Guide to Resilient Housing

October 4, 2021

Build Change releases its flagship publication, The Build Change Guide to Resilient Housing: An Essential Handbook for Governments and Practitioners, which consolidates Build Change’s experience developing home improvement programs in 24 countries since 2004.

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