The Simon Communities of Ireland are proud founding members of Home for Good, a broad coalition of organisations and individuals who believe that Constitutional change is an essential underpinning for any successful programme to tackle Ireland's housing and homelessness crisis.
Home for Good propose that the Constitution be amended to make it clear that access to adequate, secure and affordable housing is an essential part of the common good. Any amendment can preserve the right to private property, while also offering the counterbalance of a right to housing. Such action will unlock the barrier to essential reforming legislation and be a vital part of ending the current housing crisis.
Home for Good's membership comprises organisations dedicated to tackling homelessness and providing secure homes, legal and academic experts, and people with deep experience of public affairs. Home for Good is also a member of Raise the Roof, the housing-focused coalition consisting of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, all the main homeless charities, the Union of Students in Ireland and a broad range of political activists.
For more information, visit homeforgood.ie, or download the group's position paper here.