An estimated 400,000 people in Canada do not have a healthy place to live. Many in our society, notably the working poor, are unable to find affordable housing while others who are amongst the most vulnerable in our society lack a place called “home”. At the Joint Assembly in Ottawa in July 2013, Anglicans and Lutherans unanimously endorsed a shared commitment to:
- learn more about the issues contributing to poverty, homelessness, and substandard housing
- to act to support existing initiatives
- to advocate renewed federal funding and a national housing strategy
- and to pray for safe, affordable housing for all
National Housing Day, Nov. 22: Annually, on Nov. 22, Lutherans and Anglicans are called to lift up National Housing Day, learn more about the issues contributing to poverty, homelessness and substandard housing, and advocate for changes.
Gifts for Mission: Be a part of the solution. Your gift will help the church be actively involved in ending homelessness and support affordable housing.
- 2014 State of Homelessness in Canada report by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH).
- Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a great source for research and analysis on poverty, housing and homelessness.
- Housing For All Network is a national network of housing organization advocating for affordable housing.
- The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.