Tell Obama, Congress, and Others to Enforce the Human Right to Housing
  • Petitioned DC Council

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DC Office of Human Rights
Director, DC Office of Human Rights
Gustavo Velasquez

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

    1. Eric Sheptock
    2. Petition by

      Eric Sheptock

      Washington, DC

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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    1. The Human Right to Housing Revisited

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      On December 10th, 2008 the D.C. Council declared Washington, D.C. to be the first human rights city in the nation. Sadly, the Council still has not taken any steps beyond that to enforce any human rights, least of all the human right to housing....

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    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      And, while yer at it, might as well make any newly constructed housing run on sustainable energy.

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