The Moral Case Behind 'Housing Is a Human Right'

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Dominique Walker (second from left) and her supporters outside of the Hayward Hall of Justice on Dec. 26, 2019. (Kate Wolffe/KQED News)

On Monday, two black mothers who occupied a vacant West Oakland property had their day in court. Southern California-based Wedgewood Properties, which owns the home, argued this is a clear case of theft. But the moms are making another, more philosophical argument: that housing is a human right. But what does that mean, and will it help them stay in the house?

Guest: Molly Solomon, KQED's housing and affordability reporter

Here's an episode we did on the concept of housing as health care.

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