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Summary of brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) regarding the financialization of housing.
Filling the hole in the bucket: Loss of existing affordable rentals massively undermining new affordable supply
At a national level Canada is losing eleven lower rent affordable homes for every one home added (at considerable subsidy cost) under federal and federal-provincial-territorial programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.