Canada urgently needs a comprehensive and fully-funded national housing plan – that’s the key message that the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, delivered at a community housing forum on May 24, 2012, hosted by Matthew Kellway, Member of Parliament. Federal investments in affordable housing have been eroding over the past two decades even as the number of people who are homeless or insecurely housed has grown. The Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada provides both detailed analysis and also a non-partisan set of policy options. During his presentation, Shapcott pointed to Bill C-400, a private member’s bill currently being considered by the House of Commons, as a practical mechanism to engage governments, the community sector and the private sector in a comprehensive housing strategy.
The full presentation is posted here: