Canada has a history of successful housing and homelessness initiatives, including “community-up” initiatives like the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy. But housing insecurity and homelessness remains deep and persistent for millions of Canadians. Canada doesn’t have a national housing plan with targets and timelines, goals and objectives, and accountability for results. Most of the billions in federal housing and homelessness spending doesn’t reach the households that need the help the most. These are the key observations in a new submission by the Wellesley Institute to the federal government’s housing and homelessness consultation.
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