SERI works to ensure that poor and vulnerable people have access to secure tenure and adequate housing, water, electricity and sanitation. SERI has been at the forefront of efforts to prevent evictions which lead to homelessness, to press for the in situ upgrading of informal settlements, and to prevent unfair water and electricity disconnections.
SERI also works to protect the rights of residential tenants, and to prevent unfair banking practices which may result in the loss of a home.
This area of work involves both the protection of existing homes and tenure, as well as securing decent accommodation and tenure for clients. ‘Securing a Home’ is comprised of the following sub-themes: Informal Settlements; Inner City Evictions and Access to Alternative Accommodation; Bank Repossessions and Sales-in Executions; and Spatial Justice.
List of housing/evictions-related legislation and policy here.