Unione Internazionale degli Inquilini

Circa IUT

La IUT è un’organizzazione non governativa fondata nel 1926 a Zurigo, Svizzera, allo scopo di tutelare gli interessi degli inquilini. La IUT è un’organizzazione apolitica, che svolge il proprio lavoro su basi democratiche.

La IUT (2008) ta 57 associazioni affiliate in 44 Paesi, di cui 36 europei.

La IUT è consulente ufficiale del Consiglio Economico e Sociale dell’ONU. Il Consiglio della IUT si riunisce due volte l’anno, mentre il congresso si svolge ogni tre anni.

Di seguito sono riportati alcuni degli obiettivi:

  • Cooperazione tra gli inquilini mediante condivisione di informazioni.
  • Tutela del diritto di ogni persona ad una casa adeguata in un ambiente residenziale salubre, ad un affitto equo.
  • Democrazia di residenti/inquilini e diritto di partecipazione.
  • Nessuna discriminazione sessuale, razziale, etnica e religiosa.
  • Sicurezza degli inquilini.
  • Diritto di organizzazione.

Le attività della IUT comprendono:

  • Informazioni su Internet, sito The Global Tenant; www.iut.nu
  • The Global Tenant, Magasine Globale degli Inquilini, quattro volte ogni anno
  • Seminari.
  • Partecipazione ad agenzie dell’ONU tra cui Commissione Economica per l’Europa delle Nazioni Unite, ECE e Centro delle Nazioni Unite per gli Insediamenti Umani, UNCHS. Da gennaio del 2005, NGO membro del Consiglio di Europa, Strasbourg.
  • Partnership con International Federation for Housing and Planning, IFHP, ed Habitat International Coalition, HIC.
  • Partecipazione alla rete dell’UE, Forum Europeo per la Casa, EHF. (European Housing Forum)

La IUT considera la casa come uno dei diritti fondamentali, una questione che quindi deve essere affrontata a livello locale, nazionale ed internazionale. Una casa adeguata è anche garanzia di pace e sicurezza in Europa e nel resto del mondo. La mancanza della casa è una delle principali cause di emarginazione.

La IUT intende inserire le questioni relative alla casa fra i programmi dell’UE. La casa ed il mercato del lavoro sono strettamente correlati e, a livello di UE, devono essere analizzati congiuntamente. La casa deve essere inclusa in una delle commissioni dell’UE. Inoltre occorre adottare misure speciali relativamente ai Paesi in transizione.

Relazioni, collegamenti e pubblicazioni

Are you paying too much for your rent in Italy? June, 2016

Diventano legge le misure del decreto casa, 21 maggio. Il punto del Sicet

Il Governo propone una tassa piatta (flat tax)  del 20% a tutti i proprietari, Sept, 2010

Italy: Milan evicts 86-year-old pensioner who couldn’t pay rent – SICET protests, May 15

Italy: Parliament approves public housing plan, May 20

Italy: Social-housing protest sparks havoc in Rome, Oct. 31

Press release/Disagio abitativo.25 maggio 2012
Federcasa, Cgil, Cisl e Uil incalzano il Governo: “Trovare soluzioni che diano risposte concrete alle famiglie” Nel corso di un incontro a Roma, i sindacati chiedono che i temi dell’abitare tornino ad essere centrali nel dibattito politico. Iniziativa entro il mese di giugno per rispondere al disagio abitativo.

Rapporto sul Mercato Immobiliare Residenziale Europeo, 2011 

Renting a House or Apartment in Italy

Renting in Italy

Sfrattato suicida a Falconara (An): il SICET non lasciamoli soli, rafforzare subito protezione e aiuto perché non succeda mai più, 12 settembre

Svezia, Stoccolma, 78 alloggi di social housing, Giugno, 2012.

Tenant’s Rights in Italy 2016

The Government is proposing a flat tax of 20% to all house/flatowners, by SICET September 2010

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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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