Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh was established in 1999 and now works in eight locations around the country. It works in mainly rural programs involving new home constructions, renovations, repairs, disaster response and mitigation, training on water, sanitation and hygiene practices and appropriate construction technology. It currently operates as a branch of Habitat for Humanity International.
In Armenia, three events have shaped the current housing situation: economic and social transition that included mass housing privatization; the devastating Spitak earthquake; and a large influx of refugees after a violent conflict with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno Karabakh region. Now, 96 percent of the housing stock in the country is privately owned, and the remaining 4 percent in government hands for social rental is not aimed at low-income households. No national system of affordable housing allowances exists.