The Raise the Roof campaign platform will host a conference on Wednesday (30thJanuary) focused on establishing a new, legal right to housing and the need for increased investment in a major programme of public housing. The conference takes place in the CWU Conference Centre, North Circular Road, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Among the keynote speakers are: Mel Reynolds; Ass Prof Orla Hegarty; Brendan Kenny (Dublin City Council); John O’Connor (Housing Agency); Prof Tony Fahey; Tanya Ward (Children’s Rights Alliance); Siona Cahill (USI); Rebecca Keatinge (Mercy Law Resource Centre); Fergus Finlay (Home for Good).The conference will be opened by Congress General Secretary Patricia King and closed by Congress President, Sheila Nunan.Raise the Roof brings together trade unions, political parties, student unions, housing agencies and community groups, to demand radical action on the housing crisis, including: the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), the National Women’s Council (NWCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the National Homeless & Housing Coalition.