Brazilian Regularization of Title in Light of Moradia, Compared to the United States Understandings of Homeownership and Homelessness

BY MARC R. POIRIER — This Essay is the first fruit of a project arising from observations made during a week-long study trip to Rio de Janeiro in July, 2010. It considers in a preliminary way some cultural resonances of a program of regularizing title (regularizacao) to dwellings in Rio’s favelas, comparing them to recent and ongoing understandings of the cultural significance of homeownership and homelessness in United States property jurisprudence. Read More

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