Housing Justice (formerly the Catholic Housing Aid Society) believes that everyone in our country should have a home that truly meets their needs. We act as a national advocate for Church action on housing and homelessness. We provide resources for an annual Homeless Sunday – http://www.homeless-sunday.uk/ (4th Sunday in January). We give talks and put on events to inform, train and inspire dioceses, parishes and individuals. On our website you find lots of resources to help you reflect on housing and homelessness – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/resources.php – or you can come to a Roadshow or invite us to hold an event in your town or city. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Above all Housing Justice enables parishes and local ecumenical groups to provide practical help to people in housing need through a range of easy-to-implement projects (Night Shelters – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/pages/shelters.html ; Faith in Affordable Housing – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/pages/fiah.html ; Action on Migrant Destitution – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/pages/migrant-destitution-page.html ), for all of which we offer comprehensive training and resources, as well as ongoing support. Or if you are already operating a Night Shelter you will be interested in our HJ Quality Mark for winter shelters. http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/pages/housing-justice-church-night-shelter-franchise.html
Housing Justice also works for change in housing policies at national and local level by embracing partnership with people of all faiths (and none) who share our values of social justice and compassion. Join our campaigns or let us help you make a difference in your community – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/pages/campaigns.html
We are a membership organisation – it costs £75 for a parish to join and £175 for a diocese – but many of our services are provided free, thanks to grants and donations. The more members we have the more powerful is the voice we raise to Government – we would love to have your support.
To keep in touch sign up to our regular Enews here: http://goo.gl/qlXQWi and keep up date with news about housing and homelessness.
Our inspiration comes from Catholic Social Teaching as we seek to practice Solidarity and observe the principle of the Universal Destination of Goods;
and from Scripture:
“Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house” (Isaiah 58:6-7).