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!