For more than a decade PPR have supported families campaigning for a safe and secure home in the city of Belfast. In that time child homelessness has soared while public land and property has been sold off again and again to private developers and landlords for profit, wasting opportunities to tackle the city’s devastating homelessness problem. We believe this is fundamentally wrong.
We have a vision for a better Belfast:
- one where we use public land for the public good
- one where we create spaces for families to live and play in good quality homes
- one where we lay the foundations for sustainable communities maintained with clean energy, green spaces and public gardens designed to meet the challenges of the climate emergency
- one where local employment serves and sustains the community itself
In a city with an extremely high level of child homelessness such as Belfast, and at a time of unprecedented concern about the natural environment, this vision rises to the challenges we face and is a sane, healthy and just alternative to the failed model of private development for private profit.
As part of a diverse coalition, we are working hard to make this vision a reality on the former Mackies site in west Belfast, but we need your help.
We need support to challenge ongoing decision-making by Belfast City Council and the Department for Communities which we believe has disregarded the human rights of children in housing need and the promises of equality enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.
Another Belfast is possible. Help us take back the city. We need your help to secure the input of planning and legal experts to act on behalf of the families we support and the many thousands of others who are waiting for a safe place to call home.
If you are in a position to help our campaign financially, please click the button below.
Alternatively, please take part in our other fundraising activities. Why not muster together a team for PPR’s Big Quiz, or pay a visit to Gairdín an Phobail on a Friday morning during the month of August to pick your own vegetables and learn how to create a sustainable community garden. Or if it’s danger you’re after, join us as we hold our breaths to abseil down the Europa Hotel building. For the latter, let us know you wish to take part by filling in the simple form below.