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Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Housing, Church and Community

It is not right that more than 8 million people in the UK live in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes. 
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Dear friends,

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community and for everything that you are already doing to meet the housing need in your local area.

With 12,000 churches and nearly a million regular churchgoers, the local church sits at the intersection of housing need, church and community, it has a vital part to play in responding to the Housing Crisis. To empower and resource Churches, we have created everything needed to address poor housing where they are. You can access it all here

Partner with us!

As we enter the final weeks before we publish the report on 21 February, we want to invite you to help us raise awareness and get resources out to your church networks!

To assist, below we've provided URLs, images and suggested text you can use for your social channels or email networks. Feel free to use as much or as little as you'd like.

 1. Raise Awareness - Share our 5 Values animated Video
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As a preface to the full report, we have identified 5 core values, that set a new normal for what good housing should look like.

A good home is a place that enables us to live in harmony with the natural environment; it is a place where we feel safe; it enables us to put down roots and belong to a community; it is a place we enjoy living in and delight to come home to.
We are asking for everyone to adopt and share these 5 values. 

You can share the 5 values using this suggested content
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8m people in the UK live in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes. We're asking everyone to adopt and share these 5 values for good housing. We must act now to end this housing crisis. Share #ABCHousing   

Email: Send this 5 values email campaign to your contacts:
2. Equip - Practical tools and resources to empower and equip Churches
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Go straight to the resource page 

We know that many Churches across the country are responding to the housing crisis in their area.To support them we have created a full suite of resources, training, guides, and case studies for individuals and church leaders.
Content includes: Theology of Housing // Why The Church // Examples from other churches

Please share and raise awareness of these resources.
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The local church sits at the intersection of housing need, church and the community and has a vital role in solving the current housing crisis. The #ABChousing Commission has created resources to help churches address poor housing in their communities.
Thank you for your support. Together, we have a real opportunity to equip and empower the church to respond to the housing crisis and vitally, to impact the future of housing and communities for years to come. 


Charlie Arbuthnot
Chair of the Commission on Housing, Church and the Community

“As a parish vicar, I don’t need to go out looking for housing need, it comes to me. surely can’t be right that I lock the door of a sound, safe, heated building on someone huddled in a sleeping bag outside?

What does that say about Isaiah’s words in chapter 58 vs 7 to ‘share food with the hungry and give shelter to the homeless’"

Lynne Cullens, Rector of Stockport and Brinnington and Commissioner

Posted: Feb 2021