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Housing Rights

The Attack on Human Rights' Defenders in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost...

5 Years After the Earthquake in Haiti, The Sad State of Democracy and Human Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.13.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side.

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Landlord Retracts Outrageous Demands After Letter Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

Following fierce public outcry, a San Francisco landlord is retracting his demand that rent-controlled tenants prove a six-figure salary or move out. ...

M.L.K.'s Housing Legacy

Terri Ludwig | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

On a sunny July day in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took the stage at Chicago's Soldier Field before a crowd of 35,000 supporters. Building off m...

Birthing Justice: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a Revolution

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Today, land access remains largely unfair and inequitable. Never has such a high percentage of the world's population been displaced from their indigenous or ancestral lands, left without land, a secure home, or the ability to feed themselves.

Turned Down For A Home Loan Or Apartment Because You're A Mom? Someone Just Broke The Law

Mary Olivella | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Olivella

When trying to rent or buy a home, everyone should get a fair shake. But many credit-worthy pregnant women and mothers are being denied home loans or rentals solely because they are on maternity leave or have children.

HUD Wants Help Creating Anti-Gay Discrimination Study

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — When federal officials studied housing discrimination based on race, the setup was simple: They sent in testers of different backgroun...