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.
CRH emerged as a response to the Supreme Court judgment, which allowed demolition and denial of housing rights of the poor in the city.
A network of concerned activist, professionals, NGOs and Church organizations was formed.
CRH was formed as an independent organization with its own activities in Kherwadi slums while still supporting its member organizations.
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.
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.
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
CRH also acts as a medium to fund deserving underprivilaged kids with direct sponsership programs from our beloved funders
Conducting bridge classes in rural zilla parishad schools to ensure that everyone knows the basics of Maths, English and a regional language
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
PPC Chawl, Plot no-341, Nr. Ram Mandir, Kherwadi, Bandra
Crh Centre for differently able, oppo. Grampanchayat office, Ganeshpuri
Zilla parishard School compound, Mandavi, Vasai West