Housing and Infrastructure

Over 42% of Egypt’s population is concentrated in small urban areas; in addition, there is a great deal of migration that occurs because of unfortunate economic circumstances such as unemployment. As a result, housing availability has emerged as a serious problem in significantly overpopulated areas. One of the consequences is mixed housing in which families of different religions are constrained to live together in a single-family apartment. These mixed families are forced to reside in very close living quarters, usually having to share a single bathroom.

The Housing Program funds the construction of modest shelters for Brethren of the Lord who would otherwise be homeless or forced to live in dangerously overcrowded conditions. Furthermore, the Program also funds home repairs such as deficient roofs, or a lack of electricity or plumbing.