Mission

The mission of the US Africa Collaborative, Inc. is to be a catalyst that brings together housing and human settlement professionals including educators, policymakers, developers, advocates, students, and financial and philanthropic institutions, from the US and the African Diaspora to collectively work together to address the need to create safe and tenure secure, healthy, sustainable, and resilient human settlements in the context of the global housing crisis, climate change and intensified urbanization in a culturally competent and inclusive manner.

Vision

We formed the US Africa Collaborative because we believe affordable housing is a serious problem and considerable challenge, especially for low-income households, throughout the African Diaspora. We aim to build resilient communities by fostering a cohesive network of professionals to impact policy discussion and lead test projects to address the challenge of homelessness, and inadequate housing supply. We also believe that the professionalization of the housing and human settlements sectors is an important imperative to achieving sustainable communities for all our global citizens today and tomorrow.

Values

Our organization’s values are based on Compassion, Empathy, Transparency, Equity, and Inclusivity.

The US Africa Collaborative is the shared vision and collective of dreamers and world changers. I am honored and humbled to work in this space with amazing educators, practitioners, professionals, students, and officials as we build a powerful network to uplift the African Diaspora and fulfill the dream of building a movement that embodies the principles of sustainability, equity, and inclusion. We are building principled partnerships that foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and that demonstrates best practices, evidence based outcomes, and successful projects through meaningful engagement and principled collaboration. This movement seeks to focus on creating and sustaining human-centered places to live, work, breaking down silos that exist in the housing, planning, and real estate development sectors, while building the housing and human settlements industry for an equitable and sustainable future throughout the African Diaspora.

The US Africa Collaborative recognizes the vital role of activating the African Diaspora to foster sustainable communities and enhance human settlement development. Spanning the Americas (North America, South America, and the Caribbean), UK, Europe, Asia, and beyond, this diaspora contributes significantly to culture, economies, and advocacy worldwide. Through investment, expertise sharing, and advocacy, diaspora members promote sustainability, social equity, and economic development. Join us in catalyzing knowledge transfer, investment, and cultural connectivity through our international collaborative.

Our Goals

Increasingly housing challenges are recognized in international policy discussions as being connected to human migration, climate change, and economic globalization. As an organization, we seek to address those challenges through:

We are building an international collaborative into a cohesive network of housing and human settlement professionals, academics, students, communities, and government officials. Our purpose is to impact policy discussion, develop research, and implement project-based learning demonstrations that expand opportunities and promote sustainable communities throughout the African Diaspora.

We work to educate lawmakers, students, future housing professionals, and the public about the need for affordable housing and human settlements that are safe, economically sustainable, and environmentally friendly and to correct past injustices in these areas.

We strategically mobilize our members, supporters, and the community to better advocate for more quality housing and equitable environmental policies.

We seek to expand the supply of low-income housing through our collective and individual efforts and to influence policy makers, builders, governments, practitioners to focus on a more human-centered approach to housing and human settlements.

Our primary mission is to increase participation in and the professionalization of Sustainable Human Settlement Development sectors. The objective is to improve the social, economic, and environmental quality of human settlements and improve living and working environments of all people, especially the urban and rural poor throughout the African Diaspora.

The US Africa Collaborative recognizes the vital role of activating the African Diaspora to foster sustainable communities and enhance human settlement development. Spanning the Americas (North America, South America, and the Caribbean), Europe, Asia, and beyond, this diaspora contributes significantly to culture, economies, and advocacy worldwide. Through investment, expertise sharing, and advocacy, diaspora members promote sustainability, social equity, and economic development. Join us in catalyzing knowledge transfer, investment, and cultural connectivity through our international collaborative.

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