Special Features

UN Special Rapporteur’s Summary Comments On US Mission, November 2009

At the conclusion of her first official US Mission, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik, discusses her findings. Rolnik explains the extent of the “affordable housing crisis” in the United States and how this relates to 30 years of federal disinvestment and deregulation.This interview was recorded in Washington DC and captured on a Flip camera.

Special Rapporteur Presents Findings to UN Human Rights Council

In March 2010, Rolnik shared her mission’s key findings with the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland . In particular, she focuses on the nature of the “affordable housing crisis” she witnessed during her two-week tour and the need for real participation.

Town Hall and Site Visits in Washington D.C.

Footage from the Washington D.C. stop shows town hall testimonies and Rolnik making a site visit to what was once Capers-Carrollsburg public housing complex.

Willie Baptist of the Poverty Initiative

Willie Baptist–a leader with the National Union of the Homeless throughout the 1980s and today, a Scholar-in-Residence with Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary–explains the importance of leadership development in solving poverty. Introduction by J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign.