Last week, CHRA submitted its recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Budget. Unlocking a Canada that is fairer, more inclusive, and affordable for everyone starts at home, and affordable housing is the key. To this end, CHRA is recommending that Budget 2023 include our three priority recommendations:

Recommendation 1: That the government support a fully funded Indigenous-governed urban, rural, and northern (URN) Indigenous Housing Centre to develop and deliver an URN Indigenous housing strategy.

Recommendation 2: That the government create a national Property Acquisition Program to support community housing providers with pre-approved CMHC funding to buy existing rental properties and preserve affordability.

Recommendation 3: That the government increase the value of grants for the creation, repair, and renewal of affordable housing through National Housing Strategy programs to offset skyrocketing borrowing costs.

Read the full submission.