The right to a safe and secure place to live is one of the most basic human rights, it is fundamental to enable people to live a dignified life. Without the security provided by having somewhere to live, physical and mental health is at risk. Accessing and maintaining employment is also extremely difficult when someone has nowhere to live. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has written a comprehensive policy paper, The Irish Housing System: Vision, Values, Reality, which provides the evidence and background to our work.
Our current policy focus will be an examination of how social housing is provided. Click here to read relevant publications and articles from Working Notes. Our website whycare.ie also provides useful information on Housing and Homelessness.
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