Four Key Commitments

For all Canadians to be able to afford a good home, parties’ housing plans should include these four commitments, which together create a comprehensive framework for solving the problem:

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A guiding principle of Homes First


To help ensure all housing policy treats housing as a place to call home, not a way to get rich

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A National Housing Strategy Phase II


To serve ALL Canadians struggling to find a good home, including all 1.7 million Canadians currently in core housing need (the current NHS aims to help ~500,000 people)

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A goal to achieve that ☝️ (helping ALL Canadians afford a good home) by 2030


Which is already the goal of Canada’s arms-length national housing agency

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Commit to comprehensive — NOT partial — action


Because partial action like only focussing on supply or only focussing on demand can make things worse

 

  • Action to strengthen the current NHS (social and community housing sector) 
  • Action to dial up the right supply
  • Action to dial down harmful demand
  • Action to address wealth inequalities created by housing (rebalance taxation)
  • Action to improve housing data
  • Action to protect people against a decline in prices

 


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