Making Housing a Human Right in California: A Townhall // Hacer Vivienda Como un Derecho Humano en California: Un Foro

Advocates, experts, and organizers from across the state of California hosted a town hall on efforts to guarantee the right to housing in California's constitution. Panelists explores how international human rights principles can inform housing justice efforts in California, how a human rights framework applies to housing policy at the state and local levels, as well as the status of ACA 10 — a bill that would enshrine a human right to housing in the state constitution. Watch the recording to learn more about what a right to housing means, why it matters, and how international human rights principles apply to work to advance housing justice in California.


  • Leilani Farha, Former United Nations Rapporteur
  • Matt Haney, California Assemblymember
  • Rasheedah Phillips, Housing Director at PolicyLink
  • Professor Farrah Hassen, Cal Poly Pomona

Event sponsored by: UCLA’s Promise Institute on Human Rights, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Housing Now!, ACLU California Action, PolicyLink, National Homelessness Law Center, Power CA Action, Housing is a Human Right, Courage Campaign, and Western Center on Law and Poverty.

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