The United Nations Mission

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik, made an official visit to the United States  between October 23rd and November 6th, 2009. It was the first ever official mission to the United States by a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Housing.  The Special Rapporteur focused primarily on concerns around public housing and Section 8 (social housing), homelessness, and the foreclosure crisis.  She made official visits to New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.  The New Orleans visit was a follow-up to the recent International Advisory Group on Forced Evictions fact-finding mission there.  During her time in Washington, DC she met with federal officials, including individuals from the Obama administration and congressional members.

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Special Rapporteur

Mission Stops

Reports from the Mission

Photo Galleries from the Mission

Press Coverage of the Mission


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