Media release Poverty

PSA: PUSH – What is really behind a global housing affordability crisis?

NS Museum of Natural History

Screening at 6:30 pm – Tuesday, November 19

Tickets – 902 423 5049 ext 0. $10 – limited seating-call ahead

Around the world housing (and in Halifax!) affordability and communities are in crisis as residential real estate is now a financial commodity for wealth investments and pension funds valued at about 3 times the global GDP. 

PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” – Leilani Farha.