Shelter Initiative

Shelter Initiative 

The program primarily emphasizes on managing shelters and to develop them as models with the vision that it will be replicated as hospitable habitation for the benefit of City Makers by the Government. The focus is on strengthening networks on shelter rights across the country and monitoring the Government’s response to the Supreme Court’s directive of providing one shelter per one lakh population. The program involves lobbying with like-minded Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to influence the Government to come up with favorable policies for City Makers. It also facilitates access to services for City Makers and sensitizes media, students and professionals on issues of Urban Homelessness. The program is supported by MISEREOR, Germany.
The City Makers Program is designed towards improving the living conditions of the homeless people. It is rooted in the belief that housing/shelter is essential to one’s ‘Right to Life’.






 Yamuna Pusta, Chabiganj, Regarpura, Lodi Road,

 Near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara,
 Himmatgarh, Majnu Ka Tilla



In Winters



In Winters



In Winters



In Winters


Delhi NCR

 Sultanpuri, Palam





 City Market Area, Shivaji Nagar


 188  50  12  

 Bijli pasi kila, Karehta
 Sarojini Nagar, Sharda Nagar,
 Kharika, Cant, Patel Nagar,
 Moti Nagar, Hind Nagar,
 Lohia Hospital (Visesh Khand),
 Vipul Khand, Viram Khand,
 Patrkarpuram, Heniman,
 Jugauli, Indira Nagar,
 Munsipulia, Chinhat, Matiyari,
 Kamta, Mulayam Nagar


12,510    10,265    2756

 Chapeda Pulia, Double Poliya,
 Ganda Nala, Jarib Cauki Chauraha,
 Kaka Dev, Mariyam pur Chauraha,
 Narayan Purwa, Pandu Nagar,
 Rawatpur, Sant nagar Chauraha Gumti,
 Shastri Nagar, Vijay Nagar


2459 1004  443  

 Ara, Sasaram, Muzaffarpur







Key Intervention Areas:
IGSSS has advocated for the rights of City Makers at Government forums such as the National Advisory Council (NAC) and lobbied with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.


The project’s initiatives include:
Shelter Management: Shelter homes are linked with health care providers such as Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where the shelter residents are being provided free medical consultation and subsidized medicines, also being attended to during emergency.
Rights and Entitlements: Election ID card to help City Makers get their entitlements under the administration of state government.

Food Relief in winter: One hot meal a day Program was initiated for City Makers at Yamuna Pushta shelter. Around 200 City Makers were provided with meals in January 2012.

Sensitizing Program: Sensitizing the students about the City Makers and raising donation