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Homelessness

D.C. Right to Housing Campaign Background

D.C. Human Rights People's Movement gathering

D.C. Human Rights People's Movement gathering

Photo: AFSC

In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt pushed for the adoption of a "second Bill of Rights," for all to be free from fear and free from want. This included the right to a decent home.  In 1948, the United States signed on to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which recognizes housing as a human right. Article 25 specifies, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.”  AFSC is part of the D.C. Right to Housing Campaign. 

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