Housing and Homelessness
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA89.02.3
Passed by the 1989 Churchwide Assembly in Chicago, Illinois.
To affirm the commitment of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to adequate housing for all;
To express encouragement and support for the individuals, congregations, and synods engaged in ministry to the homeless and housing programs, which are often undertaken in cooperation with Lutheran social service agencies;
To call upon all expression of this church to participate in this commitment whenever possible; and
To refer the 1988 and 1989 memorials on housing and homelessness to the Commission for Church in Society as it, in consultation with the Division for Outreach and the Division for Social Ministry Organizations, develop a strategy for addressing the housing crisis that will include advocacy and the development of a social statement that will deal with the issue.