The Coalition advocates for increased federal government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– protecting and enhancing social housing in Canada
– increasing rental housing production
– supporting a funded national housing strategy.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding federal involvement.
Tim Sale, former Manitoba Minister of Housing and current chair of the federal working group of the Right to Housing Coalition provides an analysis of housing issues and the need to make housing an issue in the upcoming federal election in the June 9th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. “We all pay for Canada’s […]
The Coalition has responded to a letter from The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) that outlined the current federal government’s role in affordable housing. Letter from Candice Bergen Letter to Candice Bergen
National Housing Day 2014 is undoubtedly the largest and most unified marking of National Housing Day that we have ever experienced in Canada. From Montreal to Whitehorse, groups and coalitions are taking a variety of actions. We are all protesting how the expiring operating grants that make our social housing accessible to people of low […]
The Right to Housing Coalition issued a brief with proposals for policy changes to enhance private sector capacity to build affordable rental housing and to re-engage the Federal Government in the provision of social housing. May 2012 housing policy brief
On July 14, 2011 the Coalition sent a letter to The Honourable Diane Finley acknowledging the Government of Canada’s 2008 commitment to fund housing and homelessness projects but indicating more is needed to solve the housing crisis in Canada including changes in taxation to encourage creation of affordable rental properties. The Coalition advocated that a […]
The Coalition sent a letter to The Honourable James Flaherty on January 13, 2009 urging the Government of Canada to prioritize investment in non-profit social housing development in the 2009 federal budget. Jan 2009 Flaherty letter