“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man is threatened.” ― John F. Kennedy


To Serve, To Protect.

Cinque Terre

Committee for Rights to Housing (CRH) is a Mumbai based network of individuals, CBOs and NGOs. It emerged in the year 1985 in response to Supreme Court judgment, which allowed demolition and denial of housing rights of the poor in the city. CRH has been a pioneering member of the National campaign for Housing Rights.

CRH believes in being the mouthpiece for the oppressed and the underprivilaged. It acts as a watchdog to ensure that people's rights aren't violated.

We currently works on issues relating to education, disablity and women empowerment; in the slum areas of Kherwadi Taluka, and the rural areas in Vasai and Ganeshpuri.


What do we do.

School Adoption
Centre for Differently-Abled
Women Empowerment Program
Doorstep Banking
Educational Sponsership


Our Story in a Timeline.

  • 1985-1989

    Out with a Bang

    CRH emerged as a response to the Supreme Court judgment, which allowed demolition and denial of housing rights of the poor in the city.

  • 1990-1997

    A Consortium is Born

    A network of concerned activist, professionals, NGOs and Church organizations was formed.

  • August 1998

    Registered as a Trust

    CRH was formed as an independent organization with its own activities in Kherwadi slums while still supporting its member organizations.

  • 1998-2004

    Worked closely with the SRA

    Acted as a bridge between the slum dwellers and SRA, ensuring proper dealing in terms of redeveloped homes and getting the dwellers their redeveloped homes.

  • August 2004

    Creating Women's Group

    Created Umang Mahila a women's group in the slums of Bherampada working on solving their issues as a collective and to create self employment by training the members of the group skills like: tailoring, bangles and handicraft making.

  • April 2010

    Doorstep Banking

    Slum dwellers find it hard to get loans for setting up a business or any other activity, so we founded Mamta Patpedi a co-operative credit society for instant small loans for the dwellers of Bherampada and nearby slums, the biggest availers of this project has been women of Umang Mahila who take loans to scale their businesses

  • February 2014

    Educational Sponsership Program

    CRH also acts as a medium to fund deserving underprivilaged kids with direct sponsership programs from our beloved funders

  • June 2015

    School Adoption Program

    Conducting bridge classes in rural zilla parishad schools to ensure that everyone knows the basics of Maths, English and a regional language

  • October 2016

    Centre for the Differently-Abled

    We mobilise handicaps in Ganeshpuri and nearby areas, train them on soft skills and basic computer skills, and help them find employment and other income generation activities. We also help them get certificates and documents needed to avail the facilities provided by the government of India, of which many are unaware of

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Get in touch with one of these people.

P. Sarathchandran, Director at CrhMumbai

P. Sarathchandran


Prajakta Hanonkar, Project Manager at CrhMumbai

Prajakta Hanonkar

Project Manager

Sanjay Waghmare, Project Manager at CrhMumbai

Sanjay Waghmare

Project Manager



PPC Chawl, Plot no-341, Nr. Ram Mandir, Kherwadi, Bandra

Ganeshpuri Centre

Crh Centre for differently able, oppo. Grampanchayat office, Ganeshpuri

Vasai Centre

Zilla parishard School compound, Mandavi, Vasai West

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