Cardinal: “Secure, decent housing for all” is the hallmark of a good society

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Bishops’ Conference President Supports Anglican Archbishops’ Housing Report

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, has welcomed the publication of Coming Home – tackling the housing crisis together.


“The publication of ‘Coming Home – tackling the housing crisis together’ by the Commission of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on Housing, Church and Community, is both welcome and timely.

“The provision of secure, decent housing for all is a hallmark of a good society. The fact that some eight million of our fellow citizens are today living in overcrowded, unaffordable or unsuitable housing in one of the richest countries on earth should shame us. So too should the fact that over 4,000 people will sleep rough in England tonight.

“This Report puts forward a positive vision of what makes for good homes and proposes an extended programme of cooperation in order to achieve this vision.

“The report asks for action, not just from government, but from all of us. Change for the better can only be achieved by a radical reshaping of calculations involved in the provision of housing and by a wide and generous cooperation between us all.

“I look forward to the unfolding of this Report.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols
President Catholic Bishops’ conference of England and Wales
Archbishop of Westminster


You can read more about, and download, the full report and its summary on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s website.