Many of you may well be aware of CAFOD’s recent appeal for signatures to prevent the eviction of thousands of people from their homes in São Paolo, Brazil. We have just received an update from our partner organisation APOIO – the evictions have been stopped!
The Brazilian authorities have agreed, not only to suspend the eviction of the Mauá Hotel and other similar settlements, but to conduct an investigation into the possibility of turning a number of the buildings into social housing. Regardless of the results of this study, São Paolo authorities have announced that the 660 families living in Mauá and the neighbouring Prestes Maia settlement will be guaranteed social housing in the centre of the city.
An enormous thank you is due to all those of you who contributed to the appeal with your signatures and prayers. Through efforts such as that of Cynthia McCormack and the group that brought the…
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