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Homeless Memorial Day Observed in NH

Homeless Memorial Day Vigil Held in Concord on the Longest Night of the Year

At a vigil held on State House Plaza in Concord, in the shadow of a giant Christmas tree, thirty-eight people held candles and sang in remembrance of thirteen homeless and formerly homeless people who died in New Hampshire 2010.  Other Homeless Memorial Day vigils took place in Keene, Lebanon, Laconia, Conway, Claremont, Manchester, and Nashua.  

December 2010 Street Spirit

December 2010 issue of Street Spirit

November 2010 Street Spirit

November 2010 issue of Street Spirit

October 2010 Street Spirit

October 2010 issue of Street Spirit

September 2010 Street Spirit

September 2010 issue of Street Spirit, no editorial

August 2010 Street Spirit

August 2010 edition of Street Spirit

June 2010 Street Spirit

June 2010 issue of Street Spirit

D.C. Program Addresses Housing Needs

Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana has been passionate about the right to decent, affordable housing ever since he came to the United States in 1995.

D.C. Right to Housing Campaign Background

DC Right to Housing Campaign

D.C. Human Rights People's Movement gathering

D.C. Human Rights People's Movement gathering

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.

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