Affordable Housing

Catholic Charities works to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance and long-term support and strives to resolve issues that may lead to homelessness. From quality project real estate development to conducting homeless outreach, Catholic Charities sees the emotional, physical and financial toll being levied upon millions of families and individuals as a result of America’s affordable housing crisis.

Catholic Charities USA Supports National
Housing Week of Action!

Catholic Charities USA is proud to recognize and support the 3rd Annual national Housing Week of Action called “Our Homes, Our Voices” from May 30th to June 5th. Each year, advocates across the country hold coordinated activities in their communities to call for a greater federal investment in affordable homes and community development because all people deserve an affordable home, and no one should be forced to give up food and basic healthcare to keep a roof over their heads.

Catholic Charities is one of the nation’s largest providers of affordable housing, with over 35,000 units already established. Despite these efforts, Catholic Charities recognizes there is still much work to be done as there remains a critical national shortage. The properties identified here, which all serve our vulnerable senior population, are just a sample of the work Catholic Charities and its affiliates are doing around the country to make an impact.

Featured Housing Projects

Why We Do It

CCUSA is Committed to Eliminating Homelessness in America

A safe and decent home allows parents to maintain jobs, children to stay in the same schools, and the local economy to be supported. Having a home also underscores the inherent dignity of the persons who live there.

According to national data, on a single night in January 2018:

  • 553,742 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States
  • 33% of the homeless population are families with children
  • 40,056 veterans were experiencing homelessness in the U.S.

“The lack of safe, affordable housing requires a renewed commitment to increase the supply of quality housing and to preserve, maintain, and improve existing housing through public/private partnerships…”

USCCB, FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP, 2011

Our Impact

Catholic Charities' Affordable Housing Programs Provide Emergency Shelter & Long-Term Assistance

Having a stable, affordable home is essential for both individuals and society.

Catholic Charities owns/operates over 35,000 units of permanent housing.

Catholic Charities operates more permanent supportive and rapid re-housing beds (11,000) for formerly homeless individuals – more than other national nonprofits.

Over half of Catholic Charities affordable housing was listed for the elderly.

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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

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