Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nationwide PRACTICAL Solutions to the Housing Crisis

Keep it Simple: Stop the Foreclosure Crisis with the Right to Rent

There are a lot of complicated plans being discussed, but sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is best.
A Nationwide Solution:
By Mary Rose Kaczorowski

This article (link above) is still a timely piece.
My question is:  What if OCCUPY  nationwide  asked all landlords,  investment property limited corporations, banks holding properties, etc.  to lower  rents? 
Not too long ago it was possible to work  part-time  or 3/4 time  and still afford rent and food. We need to go back to using rental housing to house people not as investment schemes to squeeze out the most profit possible but to house people.  The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognizes that  the inherent dignity and that of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Article 25 of this document states:

Article 25.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Imagine lowering all rents and  that generosity going to help house people here in the U.S.?...and maybe we can then inject some of that cash tied up in high rents as a "spending" injection  into the local economies nationwide?

Maybe it is time for landlords and investment companies to sacrifice for the good of the nation- to give back to the local community.
Lower the rents! Make this a nationwide voluntary effort.
It is time that this country that claims to practice many faiths  to act as people of Faith, to walk in compassion and generosity  and  to take care of the low income folks and elders and people loosing their homes to foreclosure.
It is the right thing to do.

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