Testimony of Eric Tars to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the Situation of the Right to Housing in the U.S., Dec. 16, 2021


Testimony of Eric Tars, Legal Director National Homelessness Law Center Inter-American Commission on Human Rights December 16, 2021 Introduction Thanks to the Commissioners for granting this hearing and the U.S. Government for joining us. I am Eric Tars, the Legal Director at the National Homelessness Law Center (formerly the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty), which has advocated for more than three decades against the criminalization of homelessness and for housing as a human right. Unfortunately, the right to adequate housing is in crisis in the U.S. Even before the pandemic, the federal government was only meeting [...]