Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eradicate Housing Poor ? Movement to Address Housing Poor Problem Starts

On March 14, 2009, a meeting was held in Tokyo to found a national network to address the problem of economic deprivation directly linked to “housing poor”. It was hosted by the “Network to Address the Housing Poor Problem”. About 200 people joined the meeting that was held at the Okubo Community Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The participants, including supporters and experts on this issue made discussions based on emotional appeals from the troubled. They marched to Shinjuku after the meeting (photo), chanting slogans “Build public housing”, “Owners, don’t discriminate applicants”, “Reduce rents”, “Abolish the guarantor system”, “Control poverty business” and “Confront the housing poor problem”. It suddenly got colder in the evening, but the angry chants blew up the cold and resonated around Shinjuku Railway Station. (Reported by Yokoyama T)


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