Vote Housing is a national non-partisan campaign designed to engage and mobilize Canadians to pledge to Vote Housing in the upcoming federal election.
We want to harness the power of Canadians across the country to ensure all political parties support making bold investments in affordable housing and ending homelessness.
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. Heading into an upcoming federal election, with the power of our voice, our time, and our vote, we will change those policies. We’ve invested in safe, affordable housing in the past – we can do it again.
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.