Since March 1,800 families have been living inside an abandoned factory Rio De Janeiro, called the Nova Tuffy slum, with poor sanitation services and the fear of eviction.

The occupants of the factory say they are not included in the housing program "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" (My House, My Life), which is run by the Brazillian government, but they would like to be.

The program is one of many government initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and social inequality that President Dilma Rousseff has held up as achievements of her administration as she campaigns for re-election.