Housing is a Human Right Resolution Introduced

Housing is a Human Right Resolution Introduced!

The work of Operation Welcome Home, Affordable Housing Action Alliance, Take Back the Land-Madison, and Freedom Inc is continuing to the next steps as Alder Shiva-Bidar Sielaf has introduced the Housing is a Human Right resolution at the City level. The resolution has 5 official co-sponsors and multiple other alders have already signed on in support.

We have met with the Mayor and he has spoken highly of the resolution and the possibilities that it offers for the future of Madison’s attempt to realize housing as a human right.

The resolution begins with the daunting statistics on homelessness especially as it effects certain populations of people such as formerly incarcerated, LGBTQ, Latin@, youth and African American communities. These statistics are followed by areas of focus for the city and county to develop a housing plan to improve the housing situation especially for low-income renters, homeowners, and homeless people.

 Read the full resolution here. 

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About Operation Welcome Home

OWH is a group of homeless people in Madison, WI and their allies organizing around the root causes of homelessness- racism, poverty, and criminalization. We are fighting for housing, jobs, and an end to the criminalization of poverty.

Posted on September 10, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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