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Housing Justice

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There have been various social movements that have advocated for policies which treat housing as a human right, not a privilege. Today, the Housing Justice Platform is a an example of a nationwide collaborative effort in this movement. As their website states, “we are a movement of tenants, homeowners and allies, and we are building power and winning victories for housing justice all across the country.” Further, one of their key policy issues is to provide reparations for racist housing and land policy and for Indigenous land theft: “Our housing policy must actively dismantle and provide restitution for a legacy of racist exclusion and exploitation. Housing, by location and design, must foster the inclusion of its residents, including those currently experiencing homelessness. Historically marginalized communities must lead in decision-making related to housing and community development.”

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