Provinces and territories call on federal government for affordable housing support
In a statement on behalf of all Provincial-Territorial ministers responsible for housing, the provinces and territories (PTs) have called on the federal government to increase funding in a long-term, flexible, and collaborative manner to support the delivery of affordable housing programs both now and into the future.
Communities across Canada continue to face elevated home prices, increased rates of homelessness, and challenges related to housing affordability, adequacy, and supply. Rising costs in the construction industry have also significantly increased the cost to build and repair homes. While these challenges have strained PT resources, PTs remain committed to working with the federal government to maintain and expand affordable housing in their jurisdictions.
To support better outcomes on the funding and delivery of affordable housing, PTs request:
- Increased and more flexible federal funding to complement existing PT programs and address local priorities to meet Canada’s current housing challenges.
- Meaningful and proper engagement to develop housing solutions and outcomes that meet the unique needs and priorities of each jurisdiction.
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