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United nations: the Dwelling is a human right

Berlin, Seoul, Montevideo, London and now Malmö. So far, around 35 cities across the world have acceded to The Shift, an association for cities that wish to see

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United nations: the Dwelling is a human right

Berlin, Seoul, Montevideo, London and now Malmö. So far, around 35 cities across the world have acceded to The Shift, an association for cities that wish to see housing as a social right.

bostadsrapportör, the canadian lawyer Leilani Farha, who spent the last couple of years to travel around the world to investigate people's housing situation.

– the Situation that has arisen in many places is that global capital investors buying up real estate in the cities. Then they use the homes to generate more money and as a result goes, house prices straight up, " she says.

When the city of Malmö in the autumn did its annual survey of the city's homelessness had increased by over 25 per cent in comparison with the previous year. There are approximately 3,300 persons, of whom 1,347 before the children was then without a home of their own.

the Phenomenon is not unique to Malmö.

"Homelessness increasing all over the world and it is becoming increasingly difficult for low - and middle-income earners to get their own home," says Leilani Farha.

much thanks to filmmaker Fredrik Gertten in his latest film, ”Push” follows Leilani Farha and her struggle against the vinsttörstiga real estate companies around the world.

Over dinner he introduced Leilani Farha for kommunrådet Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S).

– We're a couple of international projects. Long as it was a very intense focus on climate and the environment, but then I noticed how it turned many mayors started to talk about housing problems and how inequality is increasing in urban centres. To be with in The Shift I see as a way to speak about the home as an actual right, not a commodity, " she says.

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh sees the participation in The Shift as a continuation of the work already begun in the city of Malmö.

– All of the bets we do is about creating a more mixed city, and we have several bets on the time. Among other things, we support Hyresgästföreningens effort to build a thousand youth housing, young people should be able to afford to acquire their own accommodation, " she says.

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