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The Human Right to Housing: A Report Card on U.S. Policy

Monday December 10 , 2012

On Monday, December 10, in commemoration of Human Rights Day, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will be hosting a free webinar on U.S. compliance with the human right to housing.

In June 2011, the Law Center released "Simply Unacceptable: Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the U.S.," which includes a report card grading the United States on its response to homelessness and its compliance with the human right to housing.

This year, the Law Center is issuing an update to its report card, including failing grades in more than one category.

This webinar will discuss the report card, its findings, and its recommendations.

According to international standards, the human right to housing consists of seven elements: security of tenure; availability of services, materials, and infrastructure; affordability; accessibility; habitability; location; and cultural adequacy. This report card gives the U.S. letter grades on each of them. It also offers common sense solutions the U.S. can adopt to better meet the housing needs of homeless and poor persons.

The webinar will be facilitated by the report card's primary author, Eric Tars, human rights program director at the Law Center, and will feature commentary and analysis from other Law Center attorneys.

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