Canada’s housing co‑ops are ready to take a leading role in the federal government’s National Housing Strategy, according to an October report submitted by CHF Canada for the federal government’s housing strategy consultation.
As governments struggle to address affordability issues in housing markets across the country, housing co‑operatives have already developed a business model that builds and sustains quality affordable housing for their members. Let’s Talk Co-operative Housing proposes three priorities that together, will advance the vision of Canada’s National Housing Strategy where all Canadians can have access to housing that is affordable and meets their needs:
- Protect low-income households living in housing co‑operatives
- Promote policies and programs that leverage new investments in co‑operative housing;
- Build new co‑operative housing.
Canadians are increasingly concerned about economic uncertainty and a persistent lack of affordable housing. With unprecedented public support for federal action, CHF Canada joins the many voices urging the federal government commit to long term solutions needed to build a housing system where all Canadians can have access to an affordable, adequate place to call home.
You can download the full report.