CCUSA president and CEO, others call for federal response to housing crisis

January 24, 2019
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Today, CCUSA joined leading national organizations from the housing, education, health, civil rights, anti-hunger, anti-poverty and faith-based sectors in releasing a new report calling for an ambitious federal response to the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

Over the past year, these organizations have joined together through Opportunity Starts at Home, an unprecedented multi-sector campaign to advocate for more robust and equitable federal housing policies. The report, entitled “Within Reach,” argues that stronger federal action is long-overdue to ensure that the most vulnerable low-income households can afford safe, decent rental homes.

“Access to a safe and decent home is a moral imperative for promoting long-term family stability and economic opportunity,” said Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. “And our country has the resources to ensure that every family has a home. Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Charities ministry has made affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable populations a priority.”

Read the full statement.

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