The right to adequate housing: are we focusing on what matters?

The emergence of discussion around the human right to adequate housing has been one of the most positive and potentially exciting developments in housing policy in recent years. Plans to strengthen and formalise human rights, including the right to adequate and affordable housing, has the potential to reinforce the central role of housing in securing the dignity, security and well-being of each person. It also has the potential to establish new monitoring arrangements in place of existing approaches which tend to dehumanise housing policy and disconnect it from the needs and aspirations of different individuals and social groups.

Author(s): Gillian Young
Published: 09 June 2021
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