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Decent housing is not just a wish, it is a human right

This article originally featured in The Guardian Housing Network.

Decent housing is not just a wish, it is a human right | Jimmy Carter. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images.

The former US president says we are morally obligated to act, and should do so more urgently and effectively.

In order to create true, sweeping changes in providing decent housing, we must begin to talk about this human necessity as a basic human right. This is not something that families around the world can only wish to have, not something that only the luckiest can hope to realise, but something that everyone should have an opportunity to achieve. [Read more…]