Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter invites organizations from the construction industry, media platforms, innovative engineering or architecture influencers and the labor training ecosystem to influence the construction practices of laborers and homebuilders to build safer, more durable disaster-resilient housing.
The Terwilliger Center is focused on developing innovative solutions that lead to better housing for the low-income segment.
Construction labor practices play a crucial role in supporting low-income households to build durable houses particularly in disaster prone areas. However, many homeowners and construction laborers build unsafe homes because they 1) are not aware of the importance of proper building practices; 2) lack simple tools / materials which encourage proper construction techniques; and/or 3) choose to use poor practices to save money or time.
Faced with this challenge, the Terwilliger Center is inviting the problem solvers in the Philippines, who through innovative business models can respond to the 3 major challenges of the sector, via commercially viable solutions.
The Terwilliger Center promise:
The Terwilliger Center supports and advises companies, governments and other stakeholders to pilot and scale promising new approaches.
We offer capital to pilot your innovation and advisory services to reach the low income housing market segment. Our advisory services is our trademark, offering strategies focused on the owner-driven incremental housing market and is designed specifically for private sector CEOs and entrepreneurial minds that wish to expand into low income markets or go down market.
Our advisory services helps your company to tailor products, distribution systems, and marketing strategies that respond to the low income segment.
Companies value our global perspective and expertise. Partnerships with TCIS has directly correlated to an increase in their company’s productivity, customer relationships and distribution channels.