Call for input: COVID-19 and the right to housing



Call for input: COVID-19 and the right to housing


19 June 2020
Issued by:
Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing
To inform his report to be presented to the General Assembly in 2020


Objectives of the report

The report will reflect on the importance of housing adequacy to ensure protection against COVID-19 and on the transformation of the home during the pandemic into a medical shelter, work-place, child care centre, sport centre or nursery for the aged. It will analyse measures taken to prevent and stop evictions of tenants and homeowners during and in the aftermath of the crisis and to protect various groups at risk of marginalization, including persons living in situation of homelessness and in informal settlements. The report will also reflect on safety of children, women, older persons and persons with disabilities at their respective place of living.

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