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An Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy 

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's Indigenous Caucus has presented a proposal to the federal government to create a strategy that addresses the Indigenous housing crisis in urban, rural and northern communities. This strategy should be developed "For Indigenous, By Indigenous". Although the National Housing Strategy (NHS) has made strides in addressing the housing needs of Canadians across the country, it does not adequately address the unique issues that Indigenous peoples face across the country in urban, rural and northern settings. CHRA’s Indigenous Caucus has called on the federal government to properly develop, fund and implement a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” urban, rural and northern housing strategy in the 2020 Federal Budget.

The Indigenous Caucus issued a press release and opinion editorial to support these demands. Read the full press release, and the Op-Ed below.

Opinion Editorial

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Get the Conversation Started

CHRA’s Indigenous Caucus is hosting a "tweetathon" on February 6 to tell the government to take action on a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” urban, rural and northern housing strategy. The Caucus has created a social media toolkit for you to get the conversation started online. Make sure to share the suggested posts with your local Member of Parliament. Also share the press release and opinion editorial through your communications channels including your local press and Members of Parliament.

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Show Your Support

Indigenous peoples in urban, rural and northern communities are facing unprecedented difficulties with affordable housing and homelessness. With your support, we will tell the Government of Canada to adopt the "For Indigenous By Indigenous" urban, rural and northern housing strategy that will address the crisis and eliminate the gap.

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