2006 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing
This report summarizes the 2006 National Forum on Human
Right to Housing activities and outcomes.
The outcomes include possible litigation on the separation
of indigent families bridging from the state to international level, creating a
human rights policy analysis tool and resource guide on human rights success
stories, and calls for greater collaboration through the Housing Caucus of the
U.S. Human Rights Network.
The Forum, held in Washington,
D.C., drew over 100 participants from D.C.
and 13 states across the country, representing over 75 organizations. Attendees included lawyers; housing service
providers; students; local, state, and federal government representatives; and
many homeless and low-income individuals.
The event, sponsored by National
on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP), the Centre on Housing Rights and
Evictions (COHRE), and hosted by the Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Law
Society of the George Washington
University Law School,
was a daylong training and dialogue on the human rights framework and how to
apply it to housing issues in the U.S.