The Coming Home Report: Responding to Growth

Published: Monday May 10, 2021
Bishop Guli
Photo: Diocese of Leicester

You are invited to meet with some of the key thinkers in the Coming Home Report and the Church’s housing strategy to explain the implications of the report and answer your questions.

Around 8 million people in England are living in overcrowded, unaffordable or unsuitable housing, according to a recent report by the National Housing Federation. This number is likely to have risen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whole sections of our society, including people of all ages, are affected by the housing crisis, but those caught in poverty bear the brunt of this injustice. The scale and consequences of the housing crisis have been further exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is a national scandal.

The Coming Home Report was released this spring by the independent Commission on Housing, Church and Community and it lays out a bold and positive vision for housing, one that has been lacking in our national debate on this subject.

The report represents a profound challenge to the Church of England along with other groups, including the government and developers, to tackle the housing crisis.
On our panel are:

  • The Church of England’s new Bishop for House, the Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani
  • Housing Advisory Board member, the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett
  • Housing Commission members (who now sit on the Housing Advisory Board) David Orr (former Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation)
  • The Revd Lynne Cullens, Rector of Stockport and Brinnington and Chair of the National Estate Churches Network

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One thought on “The Coming Home Report: Responding to Growth

  1. I know the need for housing is a serious issue but the root of that problem is with the politicians. I do wish the Church would spend more of its time with the country parishes who are crying out for assistance both spiritual and financial and less on politics.
    Is our plight publicised by newspaper and letter not being heard? We are volunteers trying to keep our country churches in order. We are asked for increased amounts of Paris Share and now we are to be instructed to check records and tombs for slavery connections!!!!! We have had little money coming in for over a year and here on the ground little or no support from the Diocese. I am one PCC member in a state of despair. Don’t you dare send me or suggest a Zoom. We want priests and encouragement.

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