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French Lawmakers Seek to Make Housing a Right

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French Lawmakers Seek to Make Housing a Right

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French Lawmakers Seek to Make Housing a Right

French Lawmakers Seek to Make Housing a Right

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Tents along the Canal Saint Martin in central Paris have drawn fresh attention to the needs of the homeless. Eleanor Beardsley, NPR hide caption

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Tents along the Canal Saint Martin in central Paris have drawn fresh attention to the needs of the homeless.

Eleanor Beardsley, NPR

The French government later this month is expected to introduce a bill that would make housing a right, just like free medical care and education.

If passed, the homeless, poor workers and single women with children would be guaranteed the right to housing as early as 2008.