SUSTAINABLE HOUSING ASSET RESOURCE EXCHANGE

Addressing Core Housing Need in Canada

Addressing Core Housing Need in Canada

Social housing is at risk in Canada. Just a few decades ago, Canada had an internationally recognized social housing portfolio, but today the supply of public, nonprofit and cooperative housing is in a downward spiral. As a result, over a million low-income households are facing a real housing crisis.Various organizations and think tanks have put forward actions and proposals to address the growing Canadian housing crisis. They are presented in this resource according to their focus on three areas:the housing system, social housing programs and rental housing. The authors highlight the actions and proposals that will most directly address the housing crisis faced by households in core housing need. They can be combined, modified and adapted for each locality, and we argue that national collective directions can emerge from local discussions and activism on the housing crisis.

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