WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 25, 2017- IHC Global is honored to receive a grant from News Corp Philanthropy, a multimedia organization whose mission is to improve the lives of others through investing in a variety of causes including education and training.   The two-year grant will assist IHC Global in supporting functioning property markets grounded in private property rights in emerging markets, and support the merger between International Housing Coalition and the International Real Property Foundation (IRPF) in an organization known as IHC Global.

The News Corp Philanthropy grant will aid IHC Global in its journey as a newly merged coalition that will focus on housing, property rights, and urban development, in light of unprecedented worldwide urbanization and the challenges and opportunities that it brings. IHC Global Co-Chair and former Board Chair of IRPF Board, Joe Hanauer, said, “IHC Global is very grateful for this invaluable support, which will enhance the efforts of our newly merged coalition.”  Echoing this sentiment, IHC Global CEO Judith Hermanson added, “The importance of urban issues for global stability and prosperity cannot be underestimated, and the support of News Corp Philanthropy is an invaluable recognition of the new global urban reality.”

IHC Global is a coalition of private sector companies, non-profit organizations and individuals providing advocacy, awareness and hands-on training and assistance on housing, property markets and urban development around the world.  Founding sponsors include the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Habitat for Humanity International.  As the next few years are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, IHC Global will continue to advance urban development that improves living conditions and  opens opportunities for all.