National Housing Accord authors applaud $20B federal boost to low-cost rental housing financing
September 27, 2023 - 6:00 am / News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) and REALPAC welcome the federal government’s announcement that it will unlock an additional $20 billion in low-cost financing for rental housing construction. The federal government estimates that this measure will add an additional 30,000 new rental units a year.   In August, the CAEH … More

Authors of the National Housing Accord welcome federal government announcement on GST removal for purpose-built rental construction
September 14, 2023 - 2:57 pm / News

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that the federal government is introducing legislation to remove the GST on the construction of new rental apartment buildings, as part of a new suite of measures aimed at addressing the rising cost of living … More

Non-profit and private sectors join forces to address Canada’s rental housing crisis
August 15, 2023 - 9:57 am / News

Ottawa, Ontario – In an effort to restore affordability, build a healthy rental housing system and protect Canada’s most vulnerable residents at risk of experiencing homelessness, a group of Canadian housing sector organizations – non-profit and for-profit housing providers, developers, and investors – came together at a Roundtable to create The National Housing Accord: A Multi-Sector Approach to Ending Canada’s Rental Housing Crisis. 

Statement on Proposed City of Barrie By-Law Amendment Criminalizing People Experiencing Homelessness
June 20, 2023 - 1:25 pm / News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is deeply concerned by a proposed by-law amendment being considered by Barrie City Council that would prevent support being provided to people experiencing homelessness within the city. The proposed by-law amendment would make it illegal for anyone to provide food, water, clothing, shelter or … More