The 2021 Welsh elections fall at a crossroads for our country.
After a difficult 2020, where our communities have been challenged like never before by the global coronavirus pandemic and pre-existing inequalities have significantly widened, the next Welsh Government will be tasked with building back stronger than before.
Two things strike us as particularly salient.
Firstly, as so many people have spent more time indoors than ever before, it has never been more important to have somewhere safe and comfortable to call home.
And secondly, the pandemic has emphatically demonstrated that good quality housing is a public health issue.
The response from Welsh Government and local authorities was highly successful, providing emergency accommodation in April 2020 to 407 individuals who had been sleeping rough, on public health grounds.
But just as it is dangerous to be sleeping rough during a pandemic, it is dangerous at all other times too, and is not something that should be tolerated in a modern society.
Read our calls to all candidates and parties seeking to form the next Welsh Government. Together they represent a unique opportunity to give homelessness a health check.
If you agree with any or all of the above calls, then tell your MS candidate.
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or support our calls on social media.