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Housing is a human right: What does that mean and why does it matter?

Housing is a human right

I believe you’ve heard the term housing is a human right before, or perhaps you’ve seen it on posters in front of government buildings. But what does that actually mean? In this article, we’ll explore what housing rights are, where they come from, and why it matters that everyone has access to safe and stable housing.

What does it mean to say that housing is a human right? It means that, in order to have the freedom to live one’s life in dignity and security, everyone needs a place to call home. The U.N., European Union, and international law consider housing as an essential aspect of this right, and governments must do everything they can to make sure all their citizens have access to decent shelter.

Why is Affordable housing so important?

Affordable housing is important because people have to live somewhere, they have to have a place to sleep, food to eat, and clothes to wear.

It is true that housing is a human right, but If you don’t have money for these things then you can’t afford them. That’s where affordable housing comes in. It helps people who are struggling with their finances. If you live in affordable housing then you don’t pay as much rent or any rent at all because of your income level.

This means that you will be able to save more money so when something like an emergency happens you won’t be stuck without any way to get help.

You will also be able to spend more time focusing on getting out of poverty instead of worrying about paying bills and rent every month.

Another reason affordable housing is so important is that if we didn’t have it then there would be more homeless people than there already are.

Many people end up losing their homes because they can’t afford to pay for them anymore. When someone loses their home, it causes stress and depression, leading to other problems such as drug addiction and suicide. So having affordable housing really saves lives.

The last reason why affordable housing is so important is that everyone deserves a safe place to live whether you’re rich or poor everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

If you are living in affordable housing then you don’t have to worry about being evicted or kicked out onto the streets. So those are some reasons why affordable housing is so important and should be considered a human right.

Who can be defined as being in need of affordable housing?

One who can be defined as being in need of affordable housing is one who has no home or inadequate home or lacks proper facilities such as sanitation, space, security of tenure, and access to basic services.

Such persons may be living on the streets, in temporary shelters, or in overcrowded dwellings. They may also live in informal settlements with inadequate infrastructure.

The term ‘inadequate’ refers to conditions that do not meet minimum standards set by national legislation or local authorities. In many countries, adequate housing means having four walls, a roof, and a door that locks from the inside.

But for some people, even these minimal requirements are difficult to fulfill. For example, a homeless person will find it very difficult to lock his/her door. Thus, a house should have at least these two characteristics – durability and affordability (or availability).

A house should be durable because it should last for more than ten years without major repairs, and should be affordable because its cost should not exceed 30% of household income.

However, there is no consensus about what constitutes an adequate shelter. Some argue that every person should have a house while others feel that only those who cannot afford houses should get them free of charge.

Even within these groups, there are differences between them regarding eligibility criteria for getting houses free of charge. For instance, should only those whose annual income falls below $1000 be eligible for free houses? Or should all those whose annual income falls below $2000 be eligible?

 

How has the situation changed in developed countries since the start of the crisis in 2008

The situation changed in developed countries since the start of the crisis in 2008 in the sense that there are more homeless people than before. The government has cut back on social housing, which means that there are fewer houses for people to live in. This has led to an increase in homelessness. Many people have lost their jobs and cannot afford their own homes so they end up living on the streets or with friends or family until they can find another job.

There are also many families who have been evicted from their homes because they could not pay their rent so now live in shelters or temporary housing until they can get a new place to live.

This leads to overcrowding as well as health problems for both adults and children living there. One problem that is often overlooked when talking about homelessness is mental illness. When you are homeless, you will not be able to observe a good self-reflection.

People who suffer from mental illness may lose their job and then be unable to afford a place to live due to the lack of treatment or support systems available. They may also be turned away by landlords if they do not want someone with mental illness living in their building/house.

Another factor that contributes to homelessness is addiction. People addicted to drugs or alcohol may lose their job and not be able to afford a place to live while trying to fight their addiction.

If they don’t have any help getting clean then they will probably never be able to hold down a job again making it impossible for them to ever get off of the streets.

Temporary measures should become permanent

Temporary measures should become permanent in such a way that they benefit all members of society. For example, if we are to provide housing for those who are homeless, they should not be forced to leave once their situation improves.

They should be able to remain in their homes as long as they need or want to. If temporary measures become permanent, then those affected by them can have a say in how they’re run.

This will result in better outcomes for everyone involved. An excellent example of this is mental health patients being given an independent living allowance while they recover from a mental illness. Once they’ve been treated, however, they should be allowed to keep receiving payments from social security until their condition deteriorates again so that they can remain in independent accommodation if needed.

It’s important to remember that nobody should ever be discriminated against because of their gender, race, religion, or sexuality. It should also be illegal to discriminate against someone based on where they live and whether they have access to public services.

While these measures might seem simple enough, there are many people who aren’t aware of what constitutes discrimination and what doesn’t.

More needs to be done to educate people about what should and shouldn’t be considered discrimination. In order for us to make progress when it comes to equality, we must ensure that all forms of inequality are addressed.

 

 

 

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