Everyone in Canada has the right to a home – and the federal government has a responsibility to realize that right. That’s the basis of a legal challenge launched today by a coalition of housing and legal advocates. The Wellesley Institute is providing policy support to the new coalition, including expert evidence on funding and legislative decisions by the federal government over the past two decades. The Globe and Mail featured the legal challenge in a newspaper article. In February of last year, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council conducted a Universal Periodic Review of the federal government’s role in meeting its international housing rights obligations, and set out 68 specific recommendations. In Canada’s formal response to the UPR, the federal government acknowledged that it needs to do more on housing and homelessness policy.