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Tell Obama, Congress, and Others to Enforce the Human Right to Housing

Though housing was declared to be a human right in 1948 and Washington, DC became a "human rights city" in 2008, the human right to housing has yet to be recognized by the U.S. Government or enforced by DC Government.

In light of the continuing housing crisis, the improperly processed forclosure proceedings of three large banks and the recent recommendation of the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing to put a moratorium on foreclosures, it is imperative that the human right to housing be recognized by the governments of our nation.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • DC Council
  • DC Office of Human Rights
  • Director, DC Office of Human Rights
    Gustavo Velasquez


    Eric Sheptock started this petition with a single signature, and now has 210 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.