HOME Initiative

Having One and Many Empowered (HOME) Initiative


The HOME Initiative – a capacity building program for young slum-community leaders working on housing rights issues. The program is to build a resource pool of young leaders (21–35 years of age) from and within slum communities. The young leaders have been developing a coalition of organisations with a special focus on slum redevelopment and resisting forced evictions at local and regional levels. They have been undertaking need-based projects in their respective intervention cities during the traineeship period. The projects are aimed at serving as models for development interventions, which can be replicated in other places.





 Ms. Reena Khare   Uttar Pradesh- Agra 

 Manav Seva Sansthan (MSS) 


 Mr. Sonu Solanki  Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal 

 National Institute of Women,
Child & Youth Development (NIWCYD) 


 Ms. Neelam Patel  Uttar Pradesh – Varanasi

 Dr. Shambhunath Singh Research Foundation (SRF)


 Mr. Manoj Kumar Yadav   Rajasthan – Udaipur



 Ms. Punyashalini Chouhan   Madhya Pradesh – Indore

 Deen Bandhu Samaj Sahyog (DBSS)


 Mr. Akash Srivastava  Uttar Pradesh – Faridabad 

 Indo–Global Social Service Society (IGSSS)


 Ms. Divyani Anand  Bihar – Patna



 Mr. Pawan Kumar Tyagi  Rajasthan – Jaipur

 Labour Education and Development Society (LEDS)


 Mr. Ranjeet Kumar  Bihar – Gaya



 Mr. Bhagirath Sinha  Haryana – Gurgaon

 Indo–Global Social Service Society (IGSSS)






Key Interventions Area:
• Enhanced involvement of the communities in the City Makers Program
• Advocacy initiatives and outreach activities
• Training the City Makers on their rights and entitlements, filing application under Right to Information Act (RTI)
• Trainings on health and livelihood
• Exposure visits
• Facilitating interface meetings of City Makers with range of stakeholders and strengthening City Makers’ collectives.
• Working with the state Governments in Delhi and Bengaluru to bring in practitioners’ insights in the work on homelessness and press for schemes and favorable policies