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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Earlier this year, as the calendar flipped from 2022 to 2023, the Built for Zero-Canada community of Stratford-Perth-St. Marys was actively planning to ring in the new year with a significant goal: reducing chronic homelessness. By March, they did just that. For three consecutive months, from December 2022 to February … More
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
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.
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