Affordable Housing

We believe that housing, and access to housing, is a fundamental human right that recognizes the life and dignity of every person. Catholic Charities USA supports affordable housing policies across the country, and provides emergency shelters and long-term assistance to vulnerable populations.


CCUSA is Committed to Eliminating Homelessness in America

11.8% of the U.S. population lives in poverty and struggles to afford necessities such as housing. Homelessness has increased by 3% for the third straight year. Only half of individuals have year-round beds. Current published statistics illustrate the continued need for our efforts.

Source: State of Homelessness-2020 Edition. National Alliance to End Homelessness

396,045 single individuals experience homelessness

37,085 veterans are homeless

71,670 people in families, including children, suffer homelessness

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Having a stable, affordable home is essential for both individuals and society.

Catholic Charities owns/operates over 35,000 units of permanent housing.

Catholic Charities operates the most permanent supportive and rapid re-housing beds (11,000) for formerly homeless individuals

Over half of Catholic Charities affordable housing was listed for the elderly.

CCUSA is committed to Healthy Housing

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Catholic Charities is one of the nation's largest providers of affordable housing, with over 35,000 units already established.

Despite these efforts, a critical national shortage remains.

The properties identified here, which all serve our vulnerable senior population, are just a sample of the work Catholic Charities and its affiliates are doing around the country to make an impact.

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