• Delia Papageorgakopoulos

May Spotlight: Le Front d’action populaire enréaménagement urbain (FRAPRU

This month’s spotlight is dedicated to Le Front d’action populaire en

réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), a Quebec-based organization that has been

dedicated to the fight for universal social housing for over 40 years.

FRAPRU considers housing as a fundamental right as well as an essential

service that every individual should be able to have complete access to, regardless

of their income, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation,

physical or mental disabilities, etc. The right to housing is also directly in

conjunction with the right to own property.

FRAPRU acknowledges that the State plays a central and pivotal role in the

establishment of private property and social housing. The State is responsible for

housing all members of the community, and should break away from private

enterprises to regulate the housing market. The State should be in control of

building and regulating social housing, with an emphasis on rescinding power from

landlords and redistributing resources.

Organizations such as FRAPRU are vital to the safety of the community and

consistently hold any and all members of the State, including landlords,

accountable. FRAPRU and its contemporaries are able to put substantial political

pressure on both the municipal and provincial governments on the behalf of all

concerned citizens and community members.

Looking to get involved? FRAPRU is holding a week of protests across

Quebec for social housing immediately. Click Here to see where and when the

nearest FRAPRU protests will happen near you!


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