Report Vacant Apartment / Abandoned Building

The “Housing Monitor”, a program within “Public Works Studio”, urges city dwellers to report eviction threats and the violation of their housing rights, and then devises response pathways that range between establishing a legal path for each case, alerting the general public and the stakeholders, as well as collective solidarity.

The Monitor also documents potential paths towards affordable housing, by mapping abandoned buildings, vacant apartments, rent-controlled units, evictions, landscape of housing arrangements and changes in land ownership. 

With the aim of establishing the right to housing, the Monitor documents the alerts it receives and issues studies that indicate to the scale and magnitude of the housing crisis and the growing need for justice in housing policies – while maintaining the strict confidentiality of information obtained and without disclosing the identity of the informants.