Social Inclusion, Citizenship and Housing – Porto Alegre, Brazil

The more than 10-year-long journey preparing to resettle over 800 residents of Vila Chocolatão is a remarkable story – one that captured the attention of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, and many internationally. The threat of forced eviction became a community’s demand for a better life. The resultant struggle for rights to citizenship, education, livelihoods and housing, together with the engagement of City Hall, civil society and the private sector, transformed a re-housing project into a citywide initiative to combat poverty and exclusion.

Connected Cities