International Tenants Day 2018 – Housing for the elderly must be suitable, sound and safe

International Tenants Day 2018 – Housing for the elderly

That is the theme for the 2018 International Tenants’  Day. Find out more and see our suggestions on sub-themes in our press release. Press release in French here.

2018 celebrations at a glance:

Our member in Congo-KinshasaAssociation Pour la Protection et Droit des Locataires au Congo (APDLC), marked the day with a meeting. Here are some photos.


One of our member organisations in PortugalAssociação dos Inquilinos Lisbonenses, held a debate about the housing situation for elderly people in Lisboa.


In Sweden, our member organisation, Hyresgästföreningen, wrote a chronicle together with the the Swedish National Pensioners’ Organisation on the theme: “Elderly people need affordable homes to move in to”

From Bosnia and Herzegovina we got this report:
Following our local “tradition” from the last year, this October we marked the Habitat Day, in Tuzla and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). We distributed over 3.000 leaflets in the two cities, with basic information about IUT, UN Habitat Day, HGF and our partner project HOLICOB (Housing and Living Conditions in Bosnia).
In partnership with the Union of Tenants Tuzla, our association organized a round table in Tuzla on this year theme: Sound, safe and suitable housing for elderly people. We gathered about 30 participants (tenants, tenants’ representatives, elderly, youth), where Mr. Osmanbegovic (Local Union of Tenants president) emphasised importance of the Habitat Day and Ms. Durakovic (recently retired secretary general of Regional Red Cross, implementing Care for Elderly program) shared challenges that elderly face in housing.
Media in Sarajevo and Tuzla promoted the activities:

In South AfricaThe organisation of Civil Rights received national newspaper coverage with an article written by Dr Saye Iqbal Mohamed.

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