Waiting for Tomorrow

On October 31st, several homeless families and the local leadership of the MTST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem-Teto) occupied an abandoned lot in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. They use occupation as a political strategy to force dialogue with local and state governments over the crippling housing crisis. By November 10th, the number of families swelled to over 700, and on the night of November 12th, the city government was forced to offer a solution. What comes with having a piece of land to call your own is the promise of a better future; a future still uncertain.