World Homeless Day, in many various ways, highlighted the work being done to change the lives of people experiencing homelessness in communities around the globe. AHCH has been at the helm of bringing our communities to this important awareness of homelessness as a human rights issue.
AHCH regularly assesses people experiencing homelessness and their living status at intake. From this intake, AHCH continues to learn that homelessness is homegrown.
RELATED: Op-Ed: ‘A homegrown problem’ (Albuquerque Journal. March, 2020). Authored by Rachel Biggs, AHCH Chief Strategy Officer.
Homelessness is one of the most evident illustration of poverty and social exclusion occurring in all countries and cities, threatening the health and life of people experiencing it. It is a violation of human rights, which should not be tolerated. People becoming homeless do not only lose their houses but are also uprooted from their family and social connections. They are prevented from accessing physical and mental care health, as well as from having access to education and job opportunities. This often makes it even more difficult to find and keep a new house according to the United Nations.
AHCH’s Friday series on Facebook, #HumanRights365, aims to remind everyone that each one of us, everywhere, at all times, is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together. Because ending homelessness is about demanding basic human rights and guaranteeing social justice, the decision to use social media as a tool to advance the recognition of a person, a partner organization, or a topic that upholds the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations became a weekly series.