Metn Didtrict

Bourj Hammoud: media incitement, the municipality’s statement, and residents’ testimonies

Around two months ago, a video went viral showing a group of Lebanese men on motorcycles announcing a “warning deadline” to Syrians to vacate Bourj Hammoud via loudspeakers, causing widespread concern on social …

Collective evictions: The most prominent pattern in the Housing Monitor Report

Periodic Report | June - December 2023

This report covers cases received by the “Housing Monitor” from June to December 2023, documenting 345 cases, reaching a peak in August (143 cases). The majority of these cases originated from Syrian refugees …

A Month After the Collapse of the Mansourieh Building

Engineering, a Profession Hijacked by the Market

In this article, we investigate the case of the collapsed building in the Yazbek-Hamoush residential complex in Mansourieh (16 October 2023), in an effort to raise necessary questions about the causes of the …

The Decisions of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities:

Controlling the Refugees’ Lives and Housing Situation

The Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Judge Bassam Mawlawi, sent a letter to local authorities on May 2, 2023 in order to initiate a national survey campaign aimed at enumerating and registering …

Understanding Housing Transformations Amid Recent Events

This periodic report documents cases received by the “Housing Monitor” from January 2022 to May 2023. It emphasizes the correlation between recent escalating events and the number of monitored cases, totaling 563 reports, …

Old Tenants threatened amid Poor Law Enforcement and the Chaos of Exchange Rates

Read in Arabic here.

Rayyan and Eviction Harassment

Rayyan had been living for 4 years in a small apartment in a neighborhood in Bourj Hammoud, along with her husband and 8 children, the oldest of whom is 18 years old and …

May 2021 – February 2022

The Housing crisis Exacerbates: Who Pays the Price?

Since 2020, the Housing Monitor has been reporting on the increasing rate of evictions, alerting to a growing housing crisis. These come as a direct result of speculative market practices operating within a …

Defending Housing Rights in the Midst of Rent Dollarization

The Housing Monitor publishes its 3rd legal report, detailing legal interventions conducted by the Right to Housing Legal Task Force between December 2021 and January 2022.  This report – published in Arabic –  documents the …

December 2021 – January 2022

In parallel with this report, we are also publishing a report on the Monitor’s legal and community interventions that were developed with the purpose of protecting the housing rights of callers documented here. …

Resolving Rental Disputes: Legal tools adopted by the Housing Monitor to mitigate landlord-tenant conflicts

Based on Housing Monitor Report of July-August 2021 During July and August, the Housing Monitor followed up on 40 cases of housing vulnerabilities, affecting a total of 188 individuals. This report aims to …

Forming Social Support Networks:

Alternative Approaches to Resolving Housing Disputes

Based on the Housing Monitor report for the months of September, October and November 2021 During September, October and November, the Housing Monitor tracked 46 cases of housing precarity, affecting a total of …