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What do climate change, systemic racism, reproductive rights, and economic inequality have to do with our right to housing?

Answer

Many other issues of our time impact our housing security and access. To name just a few:

You cannot address one issue without considering the other. In their article on the right to housing, the American Bar Association states that our housing system “reflects income inequality and environmental injustice. From federal- to local-level laws impacting air and water, along with homeowners and the homeless, regulatory processes that influence where and how people live have an immediate and profound effect on shaping public health. It is essential to address how these regulations affect communities that have suffered from the distributional disparities of environmental and economic harm concurrent with the disproportionate protection of the law."