What is adequate housing?
#82925. Asked by joanne_karol. (Jul 05 07 6:20 AM)
This is the skeleton of a lengthy definition of "adequate housing" found in the reference link.|
What is Adequate Housing?
In 1991, in its General Comment No. 4, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights defined "affordable housing." Paragraph 8 provides the definition (the full text of this definition is below).
"8. Thus the concept of adequacy is particularly significant in relation to the right to housing since it serves to underline a number of factors which must be taken into account in determining whether particular forms of shelter can be considered to constitute "adequate housing" for the purposes of the Covenant. While adequacy is determined in part by social, economic, cultural, climatic, ecological and other factors, the Committee believes that it is nevertheless possible to identify certain aspects of the right that must be taken into account for this purpose in any particular context. They include the following:
a) Legal security of tenure
b) Availability of services, materials, facilities and infrastructure
g) Culturally Adequate
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