North-east residents will get the chance to quiz council candidates on their housing policy at a hustings next week.
Shelter Scotland has urged people running for in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to be bold on the subject.
The charity has published a manifesto outlining key demands which it claims will boost the supply of affordable homes, improve renting and strengthen the safety net.
The hustings will take place on Tuesday in the Aberdeen Citadel on Castle Street at 6pm.
Mark Thomson, the manager of Shelter Scotland in Aberdeen, said he was urging all candidates to back his manifesto.
He said: “Our local manifesto for homes complements our current national campaign which highlights the unacceptable situation of homelessness in the north east and Scotland as a whole today.
“At the heart of our manifesto and our campaign is the need for a home for everyone.
“We are challenging all local election candidates, from all parties, to sign up to both our manifesto for homes and our campaign call for a new national homelessness strategy to better tackle and prevent homelessness in Scotland.”