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19 Oct 2023
Canada is grappling with a dramatically worsening housing crisis, characterized by rapidly rising housing costs, particularly affecting individuals with lower incomes. It’s a crisis so severe that the Canadian Rental Housing Index estimates that 1.6 million (or 33%) renter households can’t afford housing at market rates.
The solution? Dramatically increase Canada’s supply of community housing.
The CHRA staff team has been hard at work advocating for policies and programs that will support your efforts to ensure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.
Over the last few months, we have taken dozens of meetings with the Prime Minister’s Office, other Ministers’ offices, Parliamentarians, CMHC, and multiple federal departments.
We’ve built relationships with Members of Parliament and Senators to champion affordable housing at Parliamentary committees and on the House and Senate floor.