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Student Scholarships,
Kyebanda, Uganda

Every year Innovations Housing provides full-ride scholarships for about 200 low-income students to attend the Rosanna Junior School in Kyebando, Uganda. Innovations Housing partnered with Water and Stone to construct the school using an appropriate technology.

Lion Conservation,

Innovations Housing supports Lion Landscapes and Dr. Alayne Oriol-Cotterill’s research of large carnivores in Kenya. Lion Landscapes’ pragmatic programs support the coexistence of lions, people and livestock while Dr. Oriol-Cotterill’s research measures the impact of conservation programs.

Elephant Conservation,

Innovations Housing supports the Mara Elephant Project in Kenya. The Mara Elephant Project’s pragmatic programs support the coexistence of elephants, people and livestock. Marc Goss and his team also pioneered the use of technology to protect endangered wildlife and mitigate human / wildlife conflict.

Safari Doctors,

Innovations Housing supports Safari Doctors, a social enterprise founded by Umra Omar in Kenya. Their team of doctors and nurses sail to remote villages along the coast of Kenya near the boarder with Somalia to provide much needed medical care.

Resource Centres,
Nairobi, Kenya

Innovations Housing, in partnership with the STARS Foundation, Architecture for Humanity and the Good Earth Trust constructed two SIDAREC community centres in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, using an appropriate technology. SIDAREC, or Slums Information Development and Resource Centres, is an acclaimed non-governmental organization that provides social services to slum communities.

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Askari Challenge,
East Africa

Innovations Housing supports a program to improve and test the skills of rangers who protect the iconic wildlife and ecosystem of East Africa.

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Redding, California, USA

Innovations Housing constructed a public parklet in downtown Redding. The parklet was designed by architect Ryan Russell and includes a bicycle repair stand, bicycle rack, benches and landscaping.

Affordable Homes,
City of Shasta Lake, California, USA

Innovations Housing partnered with Habitat for Humanity Shasta Cascade to construct two affordable homes in the City of Shasta Lake.

Mixed-Use Building,
Redding, California, USA

Innovations Housing built a mixed-use building on an in-fill lot in downtown Redding. The building was designed by architect Terry Topolski and included two affordable apartments, a coffee bar and an office for Innovations Housing.

Brick-Making, East Africa

Innovations Housing partnered with low-income entrepreneurs to establish social enterprises in East Africa. Innovations Housing provided the business model, start-up capital and training. The entrepreneurs went on to make and sell interlocking stabilized soil bricks - an appropriate and sustainable technology. The bricks are used to build homes, businesses, schools, etc.

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Museum, Redding, California, USA

Innovations Housing partnered with the Richard B. Eaton Trust to renovate the historic residence into a museum.

Parkview Neighborhood Affordable Homes, Redding, California, USA

Innovations Housing built four affordable homes in Redding's Parkview Neighborhood. The homes were designed by architect Terry Topolski following New Urbanism principles.

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Clover Creek Preserve Caretaker's Cottage, Redding, California, USA

Innovations Housing rebuilt and manages the Caretaker's Cottage at Redding's 128-acre Clover Creek Preserve. Low-income people rent the cottage at an affordable rate and perform caretaker duties at...

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About Us

Innovations Housing is a non-governmental organization with the charitable purpose to protect and foster natural and human habitats for living, working and playing in Northern California and East Africa with a special focus on the needs of the economically disadvantaged.

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