Home is a human need and a human right
The need of a roof over one’s head is a basic human need. This issue is discussed by a large number of international agreements, recognised by Poland. In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 in the article 25(1) it states that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including amongst others housing.
The right for housing aid is a constitutional right in Poland. In the article 75(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland it is stated that the public administration – including the central government and local authorities, is obliged to construct politics, which is favourable to satisfying housing needs of the citizens and in particular to counteracting homelessness, supporting social housing and other citizens’ activities leading to gaining their own housing.