Budget 2024 sets Canada up to solve the housing crisis – now let’s take further steps to solve homelessness 
April 18, 2024 - 3:06 pm / News

The federal government has set out on a path to solve the housing crisis, with bold investments and ambitious targets outlined in Budget 2024 and their new housing plan. This week’s budget promised $8.5 billion in new spending on housing, complemented by as much as $55 billion in financing – … More

Budget 2024: Boldest federal housing investment in more than 50 years lays a clear path to fixing Canada’s housing crisis.
April 16, 2024 - 2:34 pm / News

Ottawa, Ontario (April 16, 2024) – The 2024 federal budget, presented today by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, introduced the most ambitious federal housing investment in more than 50 years, laying a clear path to solving the housing crisis and alleviating homelessness.   Budget 2024 includes billions … More

Compassionate decampment: lessons from Oppenheimer Park
March 4, 2024 - 12:53 pm / News

The CAEH is developing a series of stories highlighting successful encampment resolutions that are people-centered and housing-focused, without using enforcement as the primary approach. Read the first blog in this series highlighting Fort McMurray, Alberta. by Nadia Moharib   Behind the encampment tarps and tents are communities comprised mostly of … More

Black History Month Reflections Part 2: Missing Data, Missing Action
February 28, 2024 - 9:21 am / News

This is the second part in a two-part series during Black History Month, read Floriane Ethier’s first part here.  My name is Floriane and I’m a Data Advisor on the Built for Zero Canada team. My role is dedicated to helping others use data to drive improvement toward the goal … More

Reflections on Black History Month
February 8, 2024 - 1:02 pm / News

As part of Black History Month, CAEH presents the story of Floriane Ethier, Data Advisor, Policy and Data Impact, Built for Zero Canada. Warning: this content is intended for a mature audience and may cause strong emotional reactions, reader discretion is advised.  *** For me, Black History Month and my … More

Bright Spot: How Fort McMurray resolved an encampment without enforcement
January 30, 2024 - 11:27 am / News

A partnership between a local government and public agencies in Fort McMurray has found permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness through a collaborative approach.     In August, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), and partnering community organizations — including Alberta Health Services and the RCMP — peacefully transitioned 29 … More

INTERVIEW – Tim Richter speaks to Bryn Griffiths about tent fires
December 19, 2023 - 4:54 pm / News

CEO & President of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Tim Richter, spoke earlier this week with Bryn Griffiths host of 630 CHED Afternoons on homelessness, tent fires and the current rise in housing insecurity in Edmonton and across Canada.  On the wave of homelessness currently rising across the country, … More

National Housing Accord Authors Respond to Fall Economic Statement
November 21, 2023 - 2:27 pm / News

Ottawa, Ontario (November 21, 2023) – The authors of the National Housing Accord (NHA), the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, REALPAC, and the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute, welcome the housing measures announced today in the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement, and look forward to further measures  to … More

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