James Mpanza
James Mpanza (1889–1970) was convicted of both murder and fraud but he became a squatter leader in Johannesburg, South Africa from the mid-1940s until the late 1960s. In 1944 he led the land invasion ...
Irene Grootboom
Irene Grootboom (c. 1969 – 2008) was a South African housing rights activist best known for her victory before the Constitutional Court in 2000. The Court found that the government had not met its obl...
Albion Fellows Bacon
Albion Fellows Bacon (April 8, 1865 – December 10, 1933) was an American reformer and writer from Evansville, Indiana. Bacon became Indiana's foremost "municipal housekeeper," a Progressive Er...
Piers Corbyn
Piers Richard Corbyn (born 10 March 1947) is the owner of the business WeatherAction which makes weather forecasts. It claims to make accurate forecasts up to a year in advance.
Corbyn was born i...
Jakub Polák (anarchist)
Jakub Polák (1 September 1952 – 25 September 2012) was a Czech anarchist and anti-racism activist. Polák was involved particularly in Roma rights and squatters' rights issues.Polák was born in Karlovy...
Sheila Y. Oliver
Sheila Y. Oliver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where she represents the 34th legislative district. She...
Heinz Norden
Heinz Norden (born London, 1905, died London, 1978 from injuries sustained in hit-and-run traffic accident) was an author, translator, tenant rights leader, and editor of Heute. An early victim of pos...
Lucy Dorsey Iams
Lucy Dorsey Iams (1855–1924) was an American welfare worker and reform legislation leader based in Pittsburgh.Lucy Virginia Dorsey was born on November 13, 1855 in Oakland, Maryland. Her father was a ...
Kip Tiernan
Kip Tiernan (June 17, 1926 – July 2, 2011) was a social activist. She was born Mary Jane Tiernan in Connecticut and raised by her grandmother, and came to Boston in her early 20s. Kip Tiernan and her ...
Fanny Talbot
Fanny Talbot (née) Browne (1824-1917) was a landowner and philanthropist, and a friend and correspondent of the influential art critic John Ruskin. She is noted for donating the first property—4.5 acr...
Joan Bartlett
Dame Joan Bartlett, S.S.I., O.B.E., D.S.G., (1 August 1911, Lancashire – 9 September 2002) was a prominent British convert to the Roman Catholic Church and the foundress of the Servite Secular Institu...
Louisa Motha
Louisa Motha is the co-ordinator of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement. She lives in the Motala Heights shack settlement in Pinetown near the city of Durban in South AfricaShe is particularly well kno...
Paul Roldan
Hipolito (Paul) Roldan, (born 1944 New York) is an affordable housing developer in Chicago.In 2001, he participated in a comprehensive community planning effort to manage development in Humboldt Park,...
Edward C. Lawson
Edward C. Lawson was an African American civil rights activist, who was the plaintiff in the case of Kolender v. Lawson, 461 U.S. 352 (1983), in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that a ...
Mitch Snyder
Mitch Snyder (August 14, 1943 – July 3, 1990) was an American advocate for the homeless. He was the subject of a made-for-television 1986 biopic, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, starring Mart...
Stanley M. Isaacs
Stanley M. Isaacs (1882–1962) was a Republican Party politician from New York City who served as Manhattan Borough President from 1938 to 1942 and later as a member of the New York City Council from 1...
Miranda Hill
Miranda Hill (Wisbech 1836–1910) was an English social reformer. She worked closely, from 1891, with her more famous sister Octavia Hill on major housing reform projects in England. She was the ...
Modikwe Dikobe
Modikwe Dikobe (pseudonym of Marks Rammitloa, born 1913, Seabe, north-central Transvaal) was a novelist, poet, trade unionist and squatter leader in Johannesburg, South Africa in the 1940s. He worked ...
Bruce Kenrick
Rev Bruce Kenrick (18 January 1920 – 15 January 2007) was an English social activist and Minister in the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland. He is best known for writing "Come out...
Basil Jellicoe
John Basil Lee Jellicoe (5 February 1899 - 24 August 1935) was a priest in the Church of England best known for his work as a housing reformer. Jellicoe was born in Chailey, Sussex. A graduate of Magd...
S'bu Zikode
Sibusiso Innocent Zikode is the former (and founding) president of the South African shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo. According to the Mail & Guardian "Under his stewardship, ABM ha...
Jack Tafari
Jack Tafari (born October 31, 1946 in Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom), is a formerly homeless Rastafarian activist who has advocated for himself and other homeless people. He is best known for promot...
Shamita Naidoo
Shamita Naidoo is the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo in Section B of Motala Heights in Pinetown near the city of Durban in South Africa.She is particularly well known for organising against evic...