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.

Portland, Oregon: Innovative Homeless Service Model at Bud Clark Commons

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

Named after a former mayor of Portland, Oregon, the award-winning Bud Clark Commons is an innovative service center designed to provide stability to Portland's homeless. From the vulnerability assessment tool used to prioritize placement of individuals to energy-saving rooftop solar panels and greywater recycling, you'll learn more in this HUD case study.