- Campañas PAH
- Asesoría y Recursos
By Lramisa on 27/05/2016
Over 15 months ago, the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) in Barcelona recuperated the social function of a housing block, the Block La Bordeta, in our neighbourhood, Sants.
Next Wednesday, 1 June Spain’s bad bank, the Sareb, is taking us to trial for “usurpation”.
The building, in the hands of the Sareb, was never even lived in and stood empty for 8 years. In the framework of the PAH’s Obra Social campaign, the building has become the home of 9 families with Sigue leyendo…
By Lramisa on 05/05/2016
Narativ (a NGO and a relational platform focused on the development of collaborative and dialogical practice in Czechia and Slovakia. http://www.narativ.cz/en) and the Faculty of Social Studies of Ostrava (http://fss.osu.eu/) organized the 3rd International Collaborative and Dialogical Symposium on Recovery and Social Change. “Doing Community”
The Symposium was perfectly organized with General Sessions, Workshops and a very interesting debriefing session at the end of each day. The audience was Sigue leyendo…
By luchomasan on 05/04/2016
Today, Tuesday April 5th at 11am, PAHs from across Catalonia have invaded CatalunyaCaixa’s offices in Ronda Universitat in Barcelona. The action is framed within a global campaign in defense of families affected by Blackstone, the vulture fund against whom we’ve already organised three international actions with the fierce conviction that we will win. Our action coincides with the international United Nations ‘Habitat 3’ meeting, a Sigue leyendo…
By luchomasan on 26/01/2016
President Carles Puigdemont,
We address this letter to you as new President of Catalonia’s Government, and on behalf of the Advocacy Group of the People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) on emergency housing and energy poverty. For the past six years we have decried the housing crisis and the worrying inaction of different governments and public administration offices. We have warned of daily violations of the right to adequate housing, and we have been forced to urgently react in order to stop thousands Sigue leyendo…
There is a sensible Europe and it is looking for a solution. Could we be walking towards an EU Housing Observatory?
By Lramisa on 25/01/2016
On November 13th, 2015 a conference on the right to housing under the title Re-politicisation of the public – democratisation on the local level: Requirements for a solidary housing policy was held in Brussels, at the headquarters of the European Parliament. Organized by the European Parliamentary Group GUE / NGL and supported by the Rosa Luxembourg Brussels office and Rosa Luxembourg Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation. The PAH took part in the meeting as one of 16 participating groups: SP Netherlands, The City is for All (Hungary), Community Land Trust (Belgium), Barcelona en Comú, Sigue leyendo…
By Lramisa on 14/01/2016
La Bergerie, France. On January 14th 2016 International Alliance Inhabitants (http://www.habitants.org/) invited PAH and other 20 Housing Organization from 4 different continents, to the workshop “Towards the Urban and Community Way to live well and responsibly on our planet”
The energy at the gathering was incredible and a strong bond between all organizations was created. We learned about the different fights that each organization was carrying to assure the Right to The City in Sigue leyendo…
Catalunyan People’s Legislative Initiative against evictions and fuel poverty is unanimously approved
By sísepuede on 29/07/2015
The Catalunyan parliament has unanimously approved the People’s Legislative Initiative (ILP) for urgent measures to take on the housing and energy poverty emergency.
This comes as a great collective victory after years of struggle for the right to housing. It will allow mechanisms to be put into practice that end evictions and indiscriminate cut-offs to utilities, while also enabling empty houses to be put into use as social housing.
In a historic session on Thursday, the Catalunyan parliament approved the People’s Sigue leyendo…
By Lramisa on 10/07/2015
The meeting in Milan was a great opportunity for the PAH to participate in a space that holds a long history of social mobilization in the fight for the right to housing. It particularly made us think of the interweaving between the struggles for housing and the practices of mutual aid. All through gathering and connecting experiences and struggles with people who are trying to imagine a different model in Italy and in Europe, by building relationships and sharing knowledge.
By sísepuede on 06/07/2015
From the Platform for Mortgage Affected People (PAH) in Barcelona, as we face an eviction order that threatens families currently living in the collectively recuperated housing block named Bloc La Bordeta, we want to make public the fact that we have pressed both the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government to intervene in the process. Both institutions have asked the judge not to order the eviction. On the other hand, we also urge the judiciary not to allow the Sigue leyendo…
By sísepuede on 29/05/2015
[Más abajo en castellano] The PAH is already a European symbol of the fight for the right to housing and human rights, but its message is spreading further each day. Beyond stopping evictions and finding adequate housing for families through its Obra Social campaign, the PAH has been able to organise thousands of people around issues of fair housing access in more than 220 PAH chapters across Spain.
Last weekend, over twenty activists from the USA coming from different housing movements Sigue leyendo…