Affordable and dignified housing has grown in concern in São Paulo, and Brazil in general. Many people have sought to go to São Paulo to find a job, however, many fail to find jobs, and those who hev jobs do not necessarily make a high enough salary to afford decent housing themselves. It is estimated that São Paulo has a housing deficit of 830.000, an estimated 15.000 people living on the streets, more than 200.000 vacant buildings, and an nemployment rate of 14 % . And, on 2nd on November2017 20.000 homeless Brazilians marched the streets of São Paulo in protest to demand affordable housing in the city . Having trouble finding a place to live, many citizens see squats around the city as solutions to offer them a home, as an alternative to living on the street or in slum tenements, locally known as ‘cortiços’.