THE RIGHT TO HOUSING

Inhabitants of several districts in Gyumri, Armenia, live in temporary houses or shelters provided by the Soviet government in 1988, after a devastating earthquake took the lives of nearly 25,000 people.

Those who moved to temporary homes were promised to have new houses or apartments within two years. However, more than twenty years have passed, and nearly 4000 families live in shelters called domiks (little houses from Russian) and still do not have adequate living conditions.

The project was exhibited in Yerevan in 2010. A catalog of photos was printed and distributed to government entities to show the visual side of this problem that still exists for too many people.