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Subprime Housing Crisis
"What is called the “subprime mortgage crisis” reflects a fundamental crisis in the housing system of the United States. It is the result of the inability of the housing market system to provide adequate and affordable housing for large numbers of Americans...
 
 
Women in Peñalolén, Chile Seek to Live in Peace and Dignity
Movimiento de Pobladores en Lucha (MPL, Movement of Dwellers in Struggle) in Santiago, Chile demonstrates the Social Production of Habitat (SPH) defined by Habitat International Coalition (HIC) as a people-centred approach to production, upgrading and management of housing. The aim of SPH is “to gain and sustain a home and community in which to live in peace and dignity.” HIC recognizes women as key actors in SPH actions.
 
 
Markets alone cannot ensure housing for all, says UN expert Raquel Rolnik
Statement and Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
 
 
South Africa: ‘There Shall be Houses, Security and Comfort’ : Freedom Charter declaration becomes a reality for farmworkers in Muldersdrift
On the 11th of October, a community organisation in Muldersdrift celebrated a victory that was over 10 years in the making—the right to establish a settlement with secure tenure, proper housing and community facilities
 
 
Crisis in Europe and housing
As part of the French EU presidency European ministers responsible for urban development and housing will meet in Marseille, 24th – 25th November 2008
 
 
Guatemala: Americas Social Forum Rejects Neoliberalism, Celebrates Resistance
The Third Americas Social Forum closed on Sunday with a massive rally from the Obelisk in Guatemala City's elite "Zona Viva," past the U.S. Embassy, to the National Palace on the main square in the center of town. With the participation of more than 7,000 delegates from throughout the Americas and Europe, the 6-day event condemned neoliberal economic policies, and pledged to build a better world.
 
 
Urgent Action Appeal: Sri Lanka: Tsunami victims threatened with homelessness
COHRE's statement to urge the Government of Sri Lanka to take note of the plight of residents of the above transitional shelter sites
 
 
The long road home: Opportunities and obstacles to the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas
The study, commissioned by the governments of Canada and Denmark, is the second phase of a research project looking at one of the world's largest return and reintegration processes.
 
 
Tenants Win Victories on Capitol Hill, Demand that Washington Does More to Prevent Mass Displacement
The National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) has called on Congress and the McCain and Obama campaigns to do more to protect more than 5 million low income families aided by federal HUD subsidy programs and millions more in foreclosed homes affected by the banking crisis
 
 
Swedish Cooperative Centre Eastern and Southern Africa statement in commemorating World Habitat Day
The Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC) in Eastern and Southern Africa, in partnership with housing co-operatives and civil society working on urban development join the world in commemorating the World Habitat Day, under the theme ‘Harmonious Cities’.
 
 
   
 


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