BRUSSELS, June 2, 2022- Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift and former UN Rapporteur on the right to housing, launched on Thursday the first-ever directives on the financialization of housing in the European Parliament. “The financialization of housing is one of the leading causes of unaffordability and a major driver of inequality in […]
Source: Washington Post The global value of housing has surged 53% in four years, but the profits are literally at the expense of tenants. By Leilani Farha and Fredrik Gertten Fredrik Gertten is a documentary filmmaker and Director of ‘Push’; Leilani Farha is the Global Director of The Shift and former UN Special Rapporteur […]
On 14 September 2021, The Shift received a reply to the letter of concern we wrote to the Mayor’s Office regarding the clearing of encampments in August. The reply is below, in its entirety.
Homeless encampments have continued to grow in size and number across Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our work, The Shift monitors city engagement with these communities to help protect the human rights of residents and provide guidance on implementing the human rights approach to city officials. After hearing of […]