National Housing Accord Partners Welcome New Federal Housing Plan
April 12, 2024 - 9:59 am / News

Ottawa, Ontario (April 12, 2024) – The National Housing Accord authors – the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, REALPAC, and the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute – welcome the release of the federal government’s new housing plan, Solving the Housing Crisis: Canada’s Housing Plan.  The plan, announced today … More

Bright Spot: The Thompson Model of Lived Experience Leadership
April 10, 2024 - 10:46 am / News

What if we put the people we are serving in charge of the very system that is meant to help them?  That is the question at the heart of a revolutionary leadership and governance model that has been developed in the northern community of Thompson, Manitoba.   The traditional approach to … More

National Housing Accord partners lay out four key tests for Budget 2024
March 19, 2024 - 4:00 am / News

Ottawa, Ontario (March 19, 2024) – The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, will deliver the federal government’s budget in exactly four weeks. At a time when many Canadians are grappling with the growing housing crisis and affordability pressures, the authors of the National Housing Accord – … More

Six Measures the Federal Government Can Introduce in Budget 2024 to Fix the Housing Crisis and Solve Homelessness
March 18, 2024 - 5:23 pm / News

With a wave of new homelessness accelerating across Canada, Budget 2024 presents a critical moment for the federal government to address the immediate challenges faced by Canadians experiencing and at-risk of homelessness, while building the long-term solutions needed to solve the housing and affordability crises affecting people in communities across … More

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Joins Condemnation of Edmonton Encampment Closure Plans
December 15, 2023 - 6:28 pm / News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) joins the condemnation of the Edmonton Police Service’s (EPS) plan to displace vulnerable Edmontonians the week before Christmas. The EPS must halt their plans, which will only hurt those who are forced to live in intolerable conditions.  Encampments are unsafe. The risks to … More

2023 National Conference on Ending Homelessness Coming to Halifax
October 25, 2023 - 11:11 am / News

HALIFAX, N.S. (October 25, 2023) — The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is holding its 2023 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Halifax from November 8 to 10, welcoming over 1,600 people from across Canada. The conference is hosted in partnership with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and United … More

Fort McMurray Ends Veteran Homelessness
August 22, 2023 - 9:00 am / News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has recognized Fort McMurray as the third community in Canada to reach Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness. This milestone would not have been possible without the work of 14 community organizations supporting the program and serving the homeless sector, the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Tim Richter Presents to House of Commons’ HUMA Committee on Financialization
June 15, 2023 - 5:08 pm / News

The term ‘financialization’ is normally raised in the context of behaviour by some housing market actors who will purchase low cost, older rental housing and increase rents to generate more profit. Often, they do this by evicting existing tenants. 

This contributes to a major problem in Canada’s housing market. Canada is losing affordable rental housing at an alarming rate. According to noted housing policy expert Steve Pomeroy, over 550,000 units below $750/month were lost between 2011 and 2021. This represents 6% of total unsubsidized rental housing in Canada. This means there are fewer and fewer affordable options for low-income households.

CAEH welcomes announcement of federal Veteran Homelessness Program
April 27, 2023 - 5:09 pm / News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is welcoming the federal government’s announcement of a new Veteran Homelessness Program. This announcement of $79.1 million in rent supplements and wraparound supports for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness should dramatically accelerate reductions in homelessness for Veterans putting Canada well on … More

St. Thomas-Elgin Ends Veteran Homelessness
April 11, 2023 - 3:19 pm / News

St. Thomas-Elgin becomes the second community in Canada to achieve Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness  St. Thomas-Elgin, Ontario, Canada – In the midst of a growing homelessness crisis across the country, the community of St. Thomas-Elgin, a Built for Zero Canada community, has reached a significant milestone in the fight against … More