Human Rights Violations in NY's Affordable Housing?

The United Nations has appointed a special envoy to evaluate whether lack of access to affordable housing in New York is so bad it violates basic human rights.

Raquel Rolnik, a professor of urban planning at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, is the official 'rapporteur.'

"Housing advocates will be taking Ms. Rolnik to the Atlantic Yards site in Brooklyn to see the results of the government's use of eminent domain to seize property; to the New York City Housing Authority's Grant Houses in Harlem to see how public housing residents live; and to the Bronx to meet residents whose landlords are in foreclosure."

Full Story: Affordable? U.N. Puts a Questioning Eye on New York’s Housing

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