Sunday, February 04, 2007

Housing as a Human Right . A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 433.

Homeless in St. Petersburgh, Florida. The police slash the tents of the homeless as described in "The Great St. Pete Homeless Tent Raid."

See video of police slashing tents.

While the Constitution of the United States ensures citizens many rights, housing is not one of them - although such a right has been advocated for many years. Shelterforce asked Chester Hartman and Rachel G. Bratt (co-editors of A Right To Housing, with Michael E. Stone) to discuss this notion of a "right to housing." Hartman, answering a series of questions, puts it into the context of other rights Americans expect.

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