Vote Housing is a national non-partisan campaign, started during the 2021 federal election, designed to engage and mobilize Canadians to form a grassroots movement to rally public and political support for ending homelessness and housing need in Canada.
We are harnessing the power of tens of thousands of Canadians across the country, alongside hundreds of endorsing organizations, to ensure our government makes good on its promises to urgently address the housing and homelessness crisis.
Let’s be clear: the pandemic has exposed deep inequities in our country -- especially for those historically marginalized. What’s more, we know homelessness and housing need in this country were created by public policy. Now more than ever, we can change those policies as Canadians have voted for urgent and immediate action on housing.
The Time is Now
27% of renters (and 6% of owners) in Canada live in housing that is unaffordable, in need of major repairs and/or is overcrowded while over 235,000 Canadians currently experience homelessness every year. More than 36% of Canadians have been homeless themselves or know someone who has.
CMHC has set a goal that by 2030, every person in Canada has access to housing that is affordable and meets their needs, and the federal government has committed to eliminate chronic homelessness. We now need all parties to act to make these commitments a reality.
More than 8 in 10 Canadians support building new affordable housing as part of our pandemic recovery, including a significant majority of Canadians who support an urban Indigenous housing strategy.