National Roof Over Your Head Day

One of the most important things a person can have in their life is a roof over their head. It not only physically protects us from the weather but is also an important symbol of security for us as human beings. Unfortunately, far too many people in the world do not have a roof over their heads or a place to call home.

Many more have a roof over their head, but it is in bad disrepair, and they cannot afford to fix it. It is something people should think about when they are observing National Roof Over Your Head Day, a day that is observed on the 3rd of December.

The History Of National Roof Over Your Head Day

At this time, we are unable to uncover the history of this holiday. However, we do know that it has been celebrated for more than the last few years. We will keep trying to uncover the history of this holiday and see if we can uncover its origins.

Facts About Homelessness & Housing

Below are some horrifying facts about homelessness and the housing crisis all over the world. Let’s take a look at some of these facts so we can understand the enormity of the problem and take the necessary steps as a society to solve our problems.

  • On a single night in 2017, over 553,000 people were homeless across the U.S.
  • More than 40 million people in the U.S. are living in poverty, with 18.5 million living in deep poverty.
  • In Mexico, more than 16 million people live in substandard housing.
  • Almost two-thirds of Honduras’ population lives in poverty.
  • In 2018, more than 17,000 people were displaced in Honduras.
  • It is estimated that there are over 850,000 homeless people in Germany as of 2018.
  • In 2013, over 141,000 people were homeless in France.

Observing National Roof Over Your Head Day

National Roof Over Your Head Day can be observed by giving thanks for having a roof over your head. If you do, then take the time to acknowledge that you are luckier than many people.

This is also a good day for people to make a contribution or volunteer at a local shelter or some other charitable organization that addresses the housing crisis faced by many people. To spread the word about this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalRoofOverYourHeadDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 3 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
December 3 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
December 3 Sunday
Appreciation & Honor