At a press conference held today on Parliament Hill, CHRA and a coalition of community housing and homelessness organizations announced they have sent a joint letter to the leaders of the major political parties outlining several election platform recommendations in advance of the 2019 federal election.
Today, CHRA publicly released two documents related to the National Housing Strategy. The first is a response to the “National Housing Strategy Act” contained in Bill C-97, and the second includes key principles to help inform the development of the ‘Canada Housing Benefit’ drafted by The Canadian Alliance of Non-Profit Housing Associations (CANPHA).
The 2019 federal Budget unveiled today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau contained new measures to assist first time home buyers pay the costs associated with home ownership, and increased support for the supply of affordable rental housing. However, the Budget contained very few new investments to support community housing.