The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released its latest Quality of Life report on deteriorating housing and homelessness conditions in major Canadian cities. The report notes that in recent years Canada has had no trouble building lots of new homes. The problem is that a growing number of Canadians have been priced out of the ownership and rental markets. The report calls for a major new investment by senior levels of government in social and affordable housing.
Michael Shapcott, Director of Community Engagement, is at the National Homelessness Consultation in Ottawa and will be providing a thorough review of the FCM document sometime during the next few days.