On 7th December 2018, the Homeless Bill of Rights was presented at an event in Paris, organised by the Abbé Pierre Foundation and with the support of 40 associations. The presentation was introduced by the French FEANTSA representative.
The declaration reaffirms the fundamental rights that effectively enable homeless people to end homelessness and enjoy the same rights as any other human being.
We are hopeful that the city of Paris will consider endorsing the Homeless Bill of Rights. More information on their take on the Bill can be found here.
After the launch, the coalition of associations will lobby to get support for the initiative among all the local actors. If the Council accepts the Bill of Rights, they will need to incorporate its principles into many of their policies and practices, and to work with other partner organisations to achieve its goals.
If you would like more information about the European Campaign for the Recognition of the Rights of Homeless People, please contact Maria Jose Aldanas.