Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Holding the U.S. Accountable for Housing, Homelessness, and Human Rights During COVID-19
With eviction moratoria expiring every day all around the country despite rising COVID-19 cases, it is clearer than ever that housing is healthcare, and both are human rights.
On November 9, the U.S. government will face the United Nations Human Rights Council for its every-four-year Universal Periodic Review on compliance with its human rights obligations. This presents an opportunity for advocates — to push for attention to housing as a human right, to raise the need to divest from law enforcement and invest in housing, and to call out the federal, state, and local governments for abuses and failures to uphold the right to housing.
Want to learn more? Join the National Homelessness Law Center, on Wednesday, October 21st, to hear from a panel of advocates working collectively with hundreds of other civil and human rights organizations about how they are using the process and how you may be able to use it in your community.
More information and registration is available here.