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Towards a popular Fund for the right to land and housing

The Americas Social Forum, 2004.Today more than one billion people in the world do not have access to adequate housing due to the unequal distribution of resources, to armed conflicts and to the precariousness of land tenancy.Before 2030 this number will have doubled despite the commitment of all the governments of the planet to improve the living conditions of 100 million inadequately housed people before the year 2020.

Call: eliminate global debt to house the world's poor

In the run-up to the G8 summit on debt (Edinburgh, July 2005), inhabitants’ associations and urban social movements, NGOs, volunteers, anti-debt movements, local bodies the world over are saying: enough is enough! This debt is illegitimate, unfair and unpayable! However, governments have an obligation to pay social debt! It is possible to house the world’s poor!View subscribed: 2467 people

WSF 2007: Seminar "The Popular Fund for the right to Land and Housing"

Non-payment of debt and the redirection of funds into housing and basic public servicesIn addition to a hundred or so representatives of social organisations and delegates from sixteen countries, the following figures attended the seminar organised by the IAI and the Forum of Local Authorities

Santo Domingo: Evictions, People’s Housing Funds and Collective Property Cooperatives

As part of the World Zero Evictions Days 2007 campaign, a wide variety of national and international institutions are organizing a workshop in Santo Domingo on Evictions, People’s Housing Funds and Collective Property Cooperatives. The aim is to highlight the progress of the creation of a People’s Fund for Housing and Land which is providing millions of people, who are subjected to housing insecurity and evictions in Peru and the Dominican Republic, with access to land and property deeds.

Upgrading Korogocho

We would like to give hereby some updating about the upgrading of Korogocho, this is a journey which show, according to us, that dynamics of marginalization, which are very common in our world, can be overcome and the dream can become reality as Fr. Daniel had written in one of his articles on the same upgrading programme of Korogocho.