Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis shared a powerful message on Housing Action Day 2021. He reflected, “On the occasion of the Housing Action Day, we should be reminded that a House is not merely a place to dwell but the foundation for a dignified life. Housing is a human right. But not all people have equal access to it.”
Nikolaos continued, “We should also be reminded that the housing question affects not only populations in big cities but people living in rural areas under precarious housing conditions and minimal administrative assistance. Housing is a right and in order to exist it has to be imaginable, breaking with the conceptual and institutional inertia reproducing an individualistic housing ethos.”
A House is not merely a place to dwell but the foundation for a dignified life.
For more of Nikolaos’s important insights, watch his full video:
Housing Action Day is March 27-28, 2021. You can learn more about the movement behind Housing Action Day here. You can also learn more about Nikolaos’s action project H.A.R.T.A. (Housing Affordability in Real Terms Act) here.
Nikolaos is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.