The report provides an overview of the the role of faith-inspired organizations in seeking to expand access to decent shelter around the world. It was preceded by an October 2008 consultation at the Berkley Center that brought together leading players, including representatives from Habitat for Humanity International, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Salvation Army. Co-sponsored by the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the consultation took stock of existing programs and discussed areas for collaboration going forward. The report is designed as a resource for policymakers and practitioners who want to know more about the problem of shelter and best practices for addressing it. Its publication was supported by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs. It is one of series of issue briefs published by the center on topics including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and gender.