Draft legislation to create a much-needed national housing plan for Canada is hovering on the agenda of a Commons committee, waiting for final approval. Bill C-304 – which would require the federal government to consult widely then craft a comprehensive national housing plan within six months to bring Canada into compliance with our international housing rights obligations – could be considered by the HUMA committee as early as the week of February 14. The last vote on the bill in the Commons was on Nov. 24, when a majority of MPs voted to support the draft legislation. The bill needs an additional amendment at the committee before it comes back for the third and final vote in the Commons. The Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada includes an overview of housing needs across the country, along with a practical and pragmatic plan of action. Our national housing e-map includes 175 housing and homelessness initiatives across the country.