Peter Marcuse

  • GIMME SHELTER

    WHEN IS A HOUSE NOT A HOME? Xaviera Hollander had one answer, of course. But hundreds of thousands of other people living in the great cities of the world have another: when it is housing that they do not want, when it is housing over which they have no control, when it is housing in which they have neither privacy nor security, when it is housing that is in no sense (let alone legally) theirs. It is not only the homeless, those living on the streets or in emergency shelters, who are “home-less” today. In New York City alone, 25,000 individuals are living in emergency or transitional lodgings