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Over 1.5 million low income Canadian households are living in un-affordable or substandard housing and more than 235,000 Canadians will experience homelessness this year alone.

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In the last 25 years, Canada’s population has increased by almost 30%, but annual federal investment in housing has dropped by over 46%.

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In this period 100,000 housing units were NOT built because federal affordable housing programs were cancelled.

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Canada’s homelessness and housing crisis is directly tied to the withdrawal of the federal government from affordable housing investment. For an additional $42 per Canadian per year, we can begin to resolve Canada’s housing crisis and end homelessness.

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Canada’s housing and homelessness crisis requires urgent and immediate action. Join our call on federal party leaders to support a national housing strategy with meaningful federal re-investment in affordable housing.

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Dear:

Stephen Harper, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party

Canada has an affordable housing crisis that affects more than 1.5 million Canadians, leaving over 235,000 people homeless every year, costing the Canadian economy over $7 billion per year. We can begin to solve this crisis and end homelessness, but we can’t do it without an investment from the federal government in affordable housing.

As the population of Canada has increased over the past quarter century, the funding for housing projects has decreased by 46%.  At the same time, federal spending on affordable housing per capita has dropped from $115 to $60.

Compounding this problem, backing-out of the current subsidies for affordable housing, which expire shortly, will leave 300,000 Canadians at a risk of losing their homes.

Canada’s housing crisis needs your attention. The government has made important progress with the national implementation of Housing First, but there is more to do.

With a $42 per Canadian per year new investment in affordable housing, we can begin to resolve Canada’s housing crisis and end homelessness.

As a concerned citizen, I encourage you to support a national housing strategy and this important investment in the health and security of our most vulnerable neighbours.

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Homelessness is a solvable problem, but to solve it we need the federal government  back at the table with meaningful re-investment in affordable and supportive housing.”

Tim Richter
President, CAEH

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