Affordable Housing Begins with a Key

November 11, 2022

Catholic Charities USA believes that housing is a basic human right and that it is possible to provide housing with dignity for all people. We support and advocate for affordable housing policies nationally.  


What is the solution to the nation’s affordable housing crisis? Catholic Charities is taking a three-pronged approach:   

  • Providing services to vulnerable populations;  
  • Developing new and preserving existing affordable units; and  
  • Advocating for fair housing policies. 

Understanding the plight of those caught in the affordable housing crisis and the policies and circumstances contributing to it is key to proposing workable solutions. 

We can find no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever, for lack of housing.

Pope Francis, during a 2015 visit to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington

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