Human habitat encompasses an understanding of marginalization and vulnerability in the context of living spaces in cities. Spaces refer to places of residence and also of work. In both, there are multiple layers which include presence of essential services, collective ownership, and management of the areas.

The crux of a comprehensive habitat is good and inclusive governance. Keeping these components in mind, the Habitat Cluster engages in strengthening public participation for accountability and decentralization of urban governance, as well as building capacities on leadership for social change and development in communities. It also includes creating access and defending housing rights as well as preventing evictions.

This cluster works to enhance access to basic services and promoting systems for the collective management of the same. Thus, the main arms of this cluster are: Right to Housing and Basic Services, Right to Water, Participation and Accountability in Urban Governance.