Armenia

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

URBAN HOUSING

RURAL HOUSING

Many families in rural areas are in such a precarious state that they do not even have access to bank loans that allow them to renovate their homes.

Source: Habitat for Humanity Armenia (1)

RIGHT TO HOUSING

Since 1995 – Article 31 of the Constitution:

Every citizen has the right to an adequate standard of living for himself or herself and her family, to adequate housing, and to the improvement of living conditions. The State must provide the essential means to enable the exercise of these rights.

Source: CETIM (publication of COHRE) (2)

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

  • Homelessness
  • Joungpeople
  • Old people
  • Women

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

The economic transition has created a broad movement to privatize housing. Today, 96% of the housing stock is in private hands, the 4% of public housing are not intended for the most disadvantaged groups. There is no housing assistance offered by the state.

Following the Soviet period, in the cities of many buildings acquired condominium. But the lack of maintenance of these units explains a large amount of these units is in a shameful state. In the most affected by the war (North East), many single women with children regions must cope alone with their precarious housing conditions.

Source: Habitat for Humanity Armenia (1)

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

– Temporary shelter

The population has experienced two significant events in recent history: a major earthquake (Spitak) and violent conflict with Azerbaijan. This has created a critical mass of homeless. Following these events, many families have lost their homes. The population still lives in temporary shelter is estimated at 5%: railway cars, old museums or schools.

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ARMENIA = humanitarian non-profit association whose goal is to eradicate poverty in terms of habitat and homelessness. To do this, they build and renovate housing worldwide, offer packages of micro-credit and loans, help to clean up homes, advocate for affordable housing for all. In Armenia, the job is to help families rebuild or renovate their homes (including condominiums), including through access to micro-credit formulas. websitecontact.

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