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Home sweet home: housing practices and tools that support durable solutions for urban IDPs

Despite a longstanding recognition of the need to improve the response of actors addressing urban displacement, there is a lack of guidance on how to do this and a limited knowledge of practices that have successfully addressed the housing, tenure security and livelihood needs of urban IDPs.

This report, the result of collaboration between IDMC and the MIT Displacement Research and Action Network (DRAN), presents different approaches and case studies that have been used to overcome recurrent challenges to adequate housing in urban displacement situations. It advocates for the use of a rights-based approach that supports the achievement of durable solutions by providing options that can guide and inform response when designing, funding or implementing housing policies and programmes in urban settings for policy makers and practitioners.

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Home sweet home: march 2015

Extended version of the case studies

Report highlights

Executive summary

Comparative matrix & conclusion

Extended version of the case studies

Approaches and case studies

Incremental housing

Housing purchasing certificates

Social housing

Transfer of public buildings to private ownership

Rental support grants

Incremental tenure

Neighbourhood upgrades

Supporting municipalities

Community development bank

Tools and Case Studies

Profiling of urban IDP situations

Eviction impact assessment

Legal aid

Community participation approaches

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