Today, 24% of the world's urban population lives in slums, and by 2030, about three billion people will be in need of proper housing, according to UN-Habitat. Experts believe adequate shelter is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Scroll down to read how a combination of compassion and technology can help cities help their homeless populations.

Access to Energy for People Living in Off-Grid Areas in India

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:50 -- Compassionate C...

The Society for Technology & Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) has implemented 30 KW decentralized solar-based micro grid models in 20 remote villages of Bihar and UP in India. This video explains how Schneider Electric solar hybrid inverters Conext XW+ provide a robust, scalable and reliable solution for off-grid villages.

Salinas, California: Sherwood Village Senior Apartments

Sun, 2016-03-20 12:27 -- Compassionate C...

Sherwood Village Senior Apartments in Salinas, California meets a growing demand for housing among low-income seniors. From its location along a public transit route to the solar panels installed on the roofs of the structures, the project embodies sustainable, resource efficient housing. Read more in a HUD case study.