Fall Economic Statement: A Disappointment for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sector – CHRA

Fall Economic Statement: A Disappointment for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sector – CHRA

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202022 Views

December 2, 2020

While the main focus of the FES was to account for COVID related accumulated expenditures to date and to set out a framework for a recovery phase, it was also expected to identify some planned initiatives and new spending in the housing and homeless area. It did not.

In a brief section entitled “Addressing Affordable Housing and Homelessness” the FES frames the challenge:

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing housing affordability and homelessness issues, and called attention to the public health risks of substandard and crowded living quarters. Without urgent action by the Government of Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a dramatic increase in homelessness. Affordable housing is also essential for economic fairness and growth. [FES page 86]

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