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Monday, February 15, 2021

Sisters versus homelessness

Sisters versus homelessness: a look back on a year of focus

Catholic sisters have been taking steps for decades to address homelessness and affordable housing issues around the world — and getting others to join them.

As their grassroots efforts provide some temporary and long-range solutions, sisters who work at the United Nations vow to keep attention on the issues a year after a series of landmark meetings on homelessness at the U.N.'s headquarters in New York.

Global Sisters Report’s Chris Herlinger writes about the innovative solutions that sisters are developing, including converting congregational property into low-income housing near Buffalo, New York and donating to a national emergency fund to help families facing evictions.

"Temporary housing is not the solution," said Sr. Francesca Buczkowski, president of the board at St. Felix Centre, a Felician-run center in Toronto. "It's not solving the problem."

Read the full story here.

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