This story in this piece — about a abusive quasi-public housing authority — is important for lots of reasons, but I will emphasize two:
1) It really illustrates the importance of housing as a fundamental human right. As you will see in the video, so many other fundamental rights depend upon having a safe, healthy, and stable place to live.
2) It also shows the power of community lawyering. MCJ has managed to mobilize and channel both the frustration and anger, but also to generosity, creativity, and committment of this community, towards the cause of the case. It’s inspiring.
Here it is: