Housing is Not a Human Right in the US
By John Lawrence
Why does homelessness persist in the world’s richest nation? The simple answer is that having a roof over one’s head is not a human right in this society.
Fortunate people, those with a home and a car and other assets will not vote to give others what they possess even on the most basic level. Article 25 of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights states:
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being ….