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Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

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Our History

Over our history, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) has worked deeply in partnership with community organizations across the country.

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Affordable for Whom

Affordable for Whom?

As a human right, housing must be habitable, accessible, culturally adequate, healthy, proximate to what we need, secure from forced eviction and affordable. Partners for Dignity & Rights with over 200 activists from across the country called out those programs in the first “Affordable for Whom?” national conference.

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Watch: Organizing for Victory: Fighting for Healthcare for All in New York

New York is closer than any state to passing legislation for universal, publicly-financed, health care. This is largely due to coordinated, intentional and sustained statewide basebuilding paired with consistent gains for progressives winning elected office. Watch this video to learn …
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The Transformative Potential of Community Land Trusts

From a September 29 article in Nonprofit Quarterly by Peter Sabonis, Human Rights Development Program Director at Partners for Dignity & Rights. Our country has been struggling with an affordable housing crisis for decades. Simply put, there is not enough …
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Champlain Housing Trust - Hotel Conversions

Champlain Housing Trust & Motel-Housing Conversions (Slideshow from the Affordable for Whom Summit)

This slideshow was used at the summit break-out session on “Conversion of Motels to Permanent Housing”  for those facing homelessness, by Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer of the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).
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New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

A New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has helped clarify what is essential. Read news and analysis from our work to address the systemic issues behind this crisis.

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