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Right to housing and domicile

1. All city inhabitants have the right to:

a) Decent and sanitary housing in a living space with features of urban centrality.
 
b) Security of legal title over their home and plot of land.
 
c) Unconditional access to a registered address.
 
d) Migrants have the right to settlement areas adapted to their needs.
 
2. The city reconsiders its approach on land use and housing development, to adapt them to the economic, social and cultural needs of the population as a whole, particularly the most vulnerable groups.
 
The city takes measures to improve the regulation of the local housing market, for purposes of ensuring affordable options for the most vulnerable groups.
 
The city combats spatial exclusion and segregation with interventions based on social inclusion and diversity.
 
Furthermore, the city recognizes the right to domicile for all its inhabitants, by promoting the guarantee of their title of occupancy, in particular for the most vulnerable groups, and especially, for the inhabitants of informal dwellings.
 
In collaboration with other competent authorities, the city takes appropriate measures to offer decent provisional accommodation to homeless populations, as well as an adequate site for migrant populations. It allows homeless people to have a registered address at care centers, in order to ensure that they benefit from social services, particularly health services, in the city.
 
3. In fulfilling their responsibilities, city inhabitants use their regular home appropriately and promote neighborly relationships. Owners of multiple homes bear in mind that, together with other types of income, housing has a social function.
 
Suggested Action Plan
 
Short-term
 
a) Assess accommodation needs as a function of the city's population profile, and create or strengthen a local service to recognize these needs;
 
b) Assess the situation of informal dwellings in the city, and discuss with their occupiers to guarantee the security of their possessions and their status, and improve their living conditions;
 
c) Immediate stop of evictions that do not respect legal procedures and the principles of proportionality and that do not provide fair compensation. Introduction of an alternative protection and accommodation system for evicted people;
 
d) Expansion of public land by way of urban development, planning, and well-devised, area-based distribution, through citizen participation and in favor of the low-income people;
 
e) Create specialized services for migrants and encourage the local authorities to work with them in the processes of negotiation and management of local policies and services related to the right to housing and domicile;
 
f) Careful attention to the housing needs of transients and other nomad populations;
 
g) Adoption of a public or subsidized housing construction plan, affordable for low income people, and a plan for the provision of decent shelters for the homeless.
 
Mid-term
 
a) Establish a procedure for land domain regularization that establishes timeframes and is non-discriminatory, especially to the most disfavored people and groups. Involve the competent government in this procedure, where applicable. In the event of governmental delay or inaction, or risk of eviction, the inhabitants of informal dwellings shall be entitled to legally demand the regularization of their housing;
 
b) Enactment of the appropriate regulations to ensure full use of urban land, and of public and private property that is unused, underused or unoccupied, to fulfill the social function of housing. Legislative action on a regional or national scale will be promoted when necessary;
 
c) Adoption of a local regulation that ensures the accessibility of housing for the disabled, and introduction of an inspection plan in collaboration with the groups concerned;
 
d) Adaptation of local regulations to provide for the legal enforceability of the right to housing.