Housing justice

Producing knowledge and methodologies for housing policy and programmes that promote wellbeing and sustainability in cities of the global South

Lack of access to adequate and secure housing is a growing challenge faced by marginalised groups living in cities of the global South, deepening urban inequalities and hindering the capacity of cities and citizens to respond to environmental and social challenges.   

Our work aims to support collective efforts and mobilisations that promote housing justice in ways that recognise diverse housing needs and aspirations of the urban poor and democratise urban governance while building urban resilience. 

IIED is working with partners to generate awareness among policymakers and international development agencies about the fundamental role that housing plays in advancing social justice, wellbeing and environmental sustainability.

This programme of work builds on the longstanding experience of IIED's Human Settlements research group in promoting housing approaches that are produced in partnership with the urban poor and their support organisations.

Contact: Alexandre Apsan Frediani (alexandre.frediani@iied.org), principal researcher, Human Settlements

Find out more about IIED's Human Settlements research group.