Safe, stable and adequate housing is a prime determinant of well-being, health, longevity and economic stability. It is also a fundamental human right.
Too often, governments fail to uphold their responsibility to ensure access to safe, stable and adequate housing. Too often, housing providers fail to understand their responsibility to provide housing in a manner that is not discriminatory and to appreciate the fact that, while often operating as businesses, they are in the business of providing a necessity of life to people. Too often, the public turns a blind eye to this important yet complex issue, often blaming homelessness on people experiencing its effects.
On this Human Rights Day and the 70thAnniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CERA stands proud in its defense of human rights in housing and the human right to housing.