Right to Housing for the Most Vulnerable Citizens
- (Associazione Comunitá Emmaus Villafranca)
The right to housing is a prerequisite to exercising other fundamental rights (such as the rights to work, to found a family, to health, to private life).
In 1990 Emmaus Villafranca created the cooperative SOS Casa and bought a building that they planned to renovate, this building would house the first 5 apartments.
Decent housing was made available at affordable prices and specific support was provided for vulnerable people on the housing market (migrants, young couples, pensioners, single-income families, seperated parents), for the categories of people that are too "poor" to afford rents.