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"The lack of safe, affordable housing requires a renewed
commitment to increase the supply of quality housing and to preserve, maintain,
and improve existing housing through public/private partnerships, especially
with religious groups and community organizations.”
--USCCB, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, 2011
Letter to Congress on the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
May 2, 2014
The Catholic bishops believe decent, safe, and affordable housing is a human right. Catholic teaching supports the right to private property, but recognizes that communities and the government have an obligation to ensure the housing needs of all are met, especially poor and vulnerable people and their families. At a time of rising homelessness and when many workers' wages are stagnant and living expenses are rising, it is important to ensure housing security.
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For information prior to 2010, see our housing archives.
Background: Affordable Housing and the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
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