It is hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need. Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.
Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
You scour the Bowery, ransack the Bronx, / Through funeral parlors and honky-tonks. / From river to river you comb the town / For a place to lay your family down.