- We recognize that in our communities many people do not have permanent affordable housing and because of this are homeless.
- We believe that there can be an end to homelessness, and we believe that people of faith are called to make it happen.
- We seek to engage the people of God to work for permanent affordable housing to help end homelessness through political advocacy.
As a program of Catholic Community Services of King County, our work is rooted in the Christian faith, though we recognize that similar concepts are important parts of other faith traditions, as well. We believe that, as people of faith, we are called to help put an end to homelessness. Below are examples from different Christian denominations highlighting our important role in advocating for the less fortunate members of our communities.
Catholic Social Teaching
“Love for others, and especially for the poor, is made concrete by promoting justice.”
The Hundredth Year, JP II, 1991
“The way society responds to the needs of the poor through its public policies is the litmus test of justice or injustice.”
Economic Justice For All, US Bishops, 1986
“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.”
Pope Francis, 6/20/13