Association Internationale des Locataires

Au sujet d’IUT

L’IUT est une organisation non gouvernementale fondée en 1926 à Zürich, Suisse, dans le but de préserver les intérêts des locataires. L’IUT est une organisation non politique qui respecte les principes démocratiques.

En Janvier 2013 IUT a 61 membres dans 44 pays, dont 36 en Europe. L’IUT a un statut consultatif après du Conseil Economique et Social de l’ONU.  L´IUT a le statut participatoire avec le Conseil de l’Europe Le conseil d’administration de l’IUT se réunit deux fois par an. Un congrès a lieu tous les trois ans.

L’IUT a notamment les objectifs suivants:

  • Coopération entre les locataires grâce à l’échange d’informations,
  • Satisfaire le droit de tous aussi bien à un logement satisfaisant qu’à un environnement résidentiel sain et non pollué pour un loyer abordable et juste,
  • Démocratie des résidents/locataires et droit de participation aux décisions,
  • Aucune discrimination d´âge, de sexe, de race, de religion, d´ethnie, d´orientation sexuelle et d´appartenance religieuse ou tribale,
  • Garantie de bail, et sécurité de l´occuption du locataires
  • Droit d’association.

L’IUT excerce notamment les activités suivantes:

  • Information sur Internet, site
  • Un magasin trimestriel, The Global Tenant (Le Locataire Global), en anglais, en français et en russe.
  • Séminaires
  • Participation aux agences de l’ONU telles que la Commission économique pour l’europé des Nations Unies (UNECE) et le Centre des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (UNCHS).
  • Participation au réseau de l’UE, EHF (Forum Européen du Logement).

L’IUT estime que le logement est l’un des droits fondamentaux de la société, c’est pourquoi il doit faire l’objet d’une attention locale, nationale et internationale. Un logement adéquat est également un garant de paix et de sécurité en Europé et dans le reste du monde. Le fait d’être sans logis est un facteur d’exclusion sociale.

L’IUT vise à porter les questions de logement aux ordres du jour de l’Union européenne. Le logement et l’emploi sont étroitement liés et ils doivent être considérés comme une entité au niveau de l’Union européenne. Les questions de logement doivent être incorporées dans l’une des commissions européennes. Des mesures particulières doivent être prises en ce qui concerne les pays de transition.
Le Secrétariat d’IUT est commandité par l’Union Suédoise des Locataires.

Rapports, liens et publications

Belgique, Bruxelles: 45% des familles en logement social sont monoparentales, juin 6 2017.

Brochure; Locataires Unis!

Charte de locataires 2004

CNL 1916-2016 : un siècle aux côtés des habitants

Good new for renters: New caps to hit Paris region, Juin 2016

La Suisse: Le prix du mètre carré deux fois plus élevé à Genève qu’à La Chaux-de-Fonds, Avril 22 2016

Le droit à un logement convenable 2010

L´Europe en Chiffres

Les loyers sont trop élevés: Nous avons besoin d’un 21e siècle de l’encadrement des loyers. Déclaration du congrès de l’IUT Glasgow, 15 octobre 2016.

Les Politiques Publices en Europe face à láccès au Logement

Les´réclamations collective, Charte sociale europénne 2013

“Pour un contrôle des Loyers du Secteur Privé” Droit au Logement, novembre 2016.

Privatiser le Logement Social? Voyez l’Europe! Septembre 2016.

Statutes de IUT

Une majorité de Tchèques pour la loi sur le logement social, 9 janv 2017.

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World premiere of PUSH - an eye-opening documentaryAt Saturday 23th March in Bremen Theater in Copenhagen the world premiere of the documentary by WG-film took place. A completely crowded salon (about 500 people) with an enthusiastic audience witnessed this film that described and explained what is going on in almost every major city on earth. How different people were treated. How housing turns into a commodity, despite the fact that the right to adequate housing is a human right according to international laws. How pensioners are evicted from homes they have lived in for many years with the help of money from pension funds. How these are used to drive up prices and rents. How unknown new owners let the houses decay. That lots of housing estates are used as financial assets and stay empty in cities like London despite many and a growing number of homeless people. You just have to see this film! Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace. The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world. London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm… the list seems endless. People are being pushed out of their very own homes – because living in them has become unaffordable. Young people are getting trapped in a cycle of renting apartments that are becoming less and less affordable. Workers, pensioners and lower income communities face evictions and are left without a place to live. The high cost of housing pushes people into poverty and homelessness. In the UK and US, for instance, homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. More often than before, it is children and families that end up without a home. The problem is even worse in the Global South, where the number of people living in informal housing is projected to exceed 1 billion by 2020. However, the crisis also puts stress on the middle and upper-middle classes. In London, for example, even a doctor’s salary is not necessarily enough to buy a home. This isn’t a natural, inevitable development. It can change. Residents should be able to afford to live in their own cities. It is time to recognise that housing is a human right, not a commodity. Let’s push back! The Shift, presented in the film, is a new worldwide movement to reclaim and realize the fundamental human right to housing – to move away from housing as a place to park excess capital, to housing as a place to live in dignity, to raise families and participate in community. The Shift has been initiated by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha, in partnership with United Cities Local Government and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Meny cities gave already given the SHIFT their support. It is also open for NGOs like International Union of Tenants (IUT), national and regional unions of tenants and others. After the film Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen and the director of the film, Fredrik Gertten were asked how they look at the development. Leilani Farhabelieves that if we really want to make change to ensure people can live in the city, then we have to be able to hold someone responsible for what is going on. It is the states. They also have the power to make changes. To stop this monster. She appreciated that I as a representant gave the support from IUT in the fight against this monster, Saskia Sassen, professor of Sociology at Columbia University, has studied the impacts of globalization for 40 years and coined the term “global cities”. She explained why an empty apartment is sometimes a better asset than its use as a home. She describes the investments in housing as high-end land grabs. And called the actors crooks! This is more than gentrification, it is destroying cities. Fredrik Gertten, explained why he wanted do to this film as he has witnessed the bas development in housing. I cannot reproduce this whole interesting hearing, but afterwards the audience stood up and showed their immense appreciation of this film. In the film you also meet Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economy. He explains how the private equity firms managed to grow throughout every crisis in the financial system, ending up becoming the biggest landlords in the world. Stiglitz also explains the big shift in history when the deregulation of the financial markets opened the floodgates for investors. Roberto Saviano, Italian journalist and author of Gomorra, was forced into hiding after exposing the business side of organized crime. “Tax havens are where criminal capitalism and legal capitalism meet and merge. Mafia organizations were the first to create and facilitate money-laundering mechanisms through tax havens.” ... See MoreSee Less

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At least a former president of USA is working for more affordable housing, the 94 year old Jimmy Carter.
From The Hill:
“We at the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world’s poorest people,” the center told the Journal-Constitution.
The couple have remained active supporters of Habitat for Humanity, the nation's most prominent housing charity, since leaving the White House and announced last year that they planned to join the organization for volunteer work in Nashville later in 2019.
“President and Mrs. Carter know the cause of affordable housing is only becoming more urgent, and so we are so grateful they will once again mobilize hundreds of hands and thousands more voices to this cause,” said the organization's CEO, Jonathan Reckford, in a press release last year.
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2019-03-22  ·  

The economic costs and
benefits of Airbnb
No reason for local policymakers to let Airbnb bypass
tax or regulatory obligations
Report • By Josh Bivens • January 30, 2019
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