Al Clapp, head of Habitat Forum, faces eviction

The UN Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, and its Habitat Forum at Jericho Beach, helped to establish the idea that housing is a human right and that cities and regions must protect access to secure shelter.

It’s a cruel irony that 83 year-old Al Clapp and his wife Geraldine are facing eviction from their Victoria house while Al fights brain cancer. I met with them today for four hours and despite the many difficulties Al is facing, he puts on a brave face. However the situation is quite dire.

Text and video in this CTV news story. The landlord, who lives in Seattle, has refused to comment on the story but let’s hope she relents.

It was lovely to see Al despite the difficult circumstances.

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