Sunday, November 22, 2015 is National Housing Day
On November 22, Lutherans and Anglicans are called to lift up National Housing Day 2015, to learn more about the issues contributing to poverty, homelessness and substandard housing, and advocate for change.
“Our churches have a faithful record of working with and for people who are homeless or who struggle to find affordable housing,” says ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson. “But still, home ownership and even affordable rental options are out of reach for many. We are called to support the agencies and programs that address these issues, as well as explore and advocate for new approaches to address poverty and homelessness.”
“Every day and night thousands of children, women and men are fed and housed by the churches in partnership with social agencies. This is holy work,” says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. “We press on with the call for a comprehensive national housing strategy reflecting the 2012 commitment of all members of Parliament ‘to respect, protect, and fulfill the right to adequate housing’ for all people living in Canada.”
Several resources have been prepared by the ELCIC and ACC to assist churches and their members in lifting up National Housing Day on November 22. They include: