This side event will explore the importance of providing safe, affordable housing and support services for people experiencing homelessness. It will demonstrate that housing is an essential step to alleviating poverty, supporting livelihoods, avoiding hunger and malnutrition, increasing well-being, and affording people their human rights and human dignity. Addressing homelessness in all its dimensions at the intersection of climate change, will make urban centers “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. It will include and amplify the voices of individuals and families who have experienced homelessness and poverty, and their suggestions for “Better City, Better Life.” It will also highlight programs that demonstrate that housing is key to helping individuals to exit poverty, sustain livelihoods and to achieve human dignity and well-being.
Name of Organization
International Association of Charities (AIC)
Event City and Country
Louvain la Neuve, Belgium