On Wednesday 30 January Mr Batt O’Keeffe TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Housing at the Department of the Environment, visited the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Accompanied by officials from his department, the Minister met with Margaret Burns, Eoin Carroll, Peter McVerry SJ and Tony O’Riordan SJ. The Minister also met with some young people who are currently homeless and on the housing list which now runs to 43,000. The JCFJ stressed the need to improve aspects of emergency accommodation as well as the need to fundamentally revisit national housing policy. The new national strategy on homelessness will be published in coming weeks. For more details visit the website of the Centre of Faith and Justice.