The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a new report on the growing housing crisis in Canada, Built to Last: Strengthening the Foundations of Housing in Canada. The report makes the definitive case for all orders of government to partner on a long-term strategy to fix the serious cracks in our housing system.
The report calls for all governments to work together and points to three key solutions to make housing more affordable for all Canadians:
Create incentives to increase rental housing, taking the pressure off homeownership;
Protect current levels of federal investments in affordable housing now set to rapidly decline; and
Deliver the housing and support services that can end homelessness.