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Time for the federal government to put its money where its mouth is on affordable housing
With the federal government under pressure to practice austerity with the release of its budget on March 28, now is the time to draw on its existing $4-billion Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) announced in Budget 2022 to address the growing housing affordability issue, without adding new spending.
Media Release re: Violence Against Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Women experienced more frequent, and often more severe, violence during the pandemic, creating new challenges for violence against women services and their clients, a newly-released study has found.
Applying an Intersectional Lens to Older Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Five student researchers from the Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) Project came together recently to engage in a discussion on intersectionality, what it means, and how it can be applied to older persons experiencing homelessness (OPEH) or housing insecurity.
Housing in Budget 2022: lots of words, but very few homes
It’s very disappointing that for the third budget in a row this government has ignored the analysis and calls to address of the single most critical issue in the rental market – the substantial and ongoing erosion of existing moderate rent properties.
Non-Profit Perspectives on the Rights to Housing People Can Afford
Written by: Patricia Streich, Housing Consultant & Researcher Canada’s 2017 National Housing Strategy (NHS) declared that all Canadians have a right to housing: people deserve a place to live that they can afford with 30% of their incomes. Non-profit...
Rebutting the Debunkers
It seems that my article on the factors contributing to excessive home price increases has generated considerable debate – most notably by those who assert the problem is lack of supply. Unlike many other articles, I sought to use data and evidence to challenge this view.