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Positive discrimination

The act of favouring societal groups that often experience marginalization.

Precarious housing

Housing can be classified as precarious when people are either living in unsuitable, insecure, unaffordable, or unsafe housing, or not housed at all and living either as street homeless or in hostels, encampments, or temporary accommodation provided by states, charities, and some religious organizations.

Precarity of Place

The threat of being removed from a country

Primitive accumulation

A Marxist concept referring to forms of enclosure and eviction that produce a landless proletariat.

Property guardian

Someone who has entered into an agreement to live in a building or part of a building that would otherwise be empty for the primary purpose of securing and safeguarding the property. Guardians have an insecure and temporary rental contract and can be asked to live in substandard conditions, but they live in the property for a lower cost than elsewhere in the private rented sector.