Author: Brett Green
- Valerie Hunt, President, Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World
- Richard Sharp, Vice President, Treasurer, Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World
- Sean Watkins, Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World
- Patrick Zimmerman, Vice President, Secretary, Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World
To strengthen the affordable housing efforts of the city of Seattle, this team at the Center for Equitable Policy in a Changing World framed housing as a human right, and used that perspective to define goal outcomes in affordability, equity, and stability in housing. Using this perspective, they developed a community-based network model to examine the community relationships in terms of their access to resources, diversity, and similarly related variables.
- Housing should be treated as a human right.
- Equitability in housing follows from establishing housing is a human right.
- Communities’ relationships and similarities in terms of housing access help us to understand where we need continued work.
- Affordable and equitable housing should be a human right, not merely a commodity.
- We can better understand housing equity by resolving equity in terms of community relationships as well as a function of geographic location.
- Affordable housing
- Equitable housing
- Stable housing
- Displacement risk
- Access to opportunity
- Network theory