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What Election 2021 means for housing and ending homelessness

Election 2021 produced a Liberal minority in a pro-housing Parliament. Where do we go from here? 

To many outside the housing world, Election 2021 may have felt like ‘much ado about nothing’ with a Parliament looking almost the same as it did before the campaign began. 

But for those of us who work in housing and ending homelessness - and most importantly for those who are experiencing housing need and homelessness - Election 2021 was a breakthrough. This election saw housing rise to be a dominant issue of the campaign for the first time ever. People with lived experience secured a more prominent place in the halls of power, and the door opened to greater federal ambition on housing and homelessness.

 

  • What Election 2021 means for housing and ending homelessness

    Election 2021 produced a Liberal minority in a pro-housing Parliament. Where do we go from here? 

    To many outside the housing world, Election 2021 may have felt like ‘much ado about nothing’ with a Parliament looking almost the same as it did before the campaign began. 

    But for those of us who work in housing and ending homelessness - and most importantly for those who are experiencing housing need and homelessness - Election 2021 was a breakthrough. This election saw housing rise to be a dominant issue of the campaign for the first time ever. People with lived experience secured a more prominent place in the halls of power, and the door opened to greater federal ambition on housing and homelessness.

     

  • Vote Housing releases platform highlights and survey results

    Review where Canada’s federal parties stand on housing need and homelessness

    Today, Vote Housing releases its Platform Highlights and Survey Results – a review of where each of the five federal parties stand on the campaign’s six policies that will help solve homelessness and housing need in Canada. Our team did its own analysis of the party platforms and sent a survey to the parties to question them on our six policies further. We are releasing those results today!

  • Statement from Vote Housing on tear-down of encampments in Halifax

    The forced eviction of people experiencing homelessness we saw in Halifax today is not only cruel, but it is also inhumane and will ultimately be ineffective. This approach to homeless encampments only hurts people already in pain, puts those people at increased risk of greater harm, and wastes money that could be better used on solutions. We urge the City of Halifax, and all municipal leaders to stop the forced eviction of people living in encampments and focus on lasting, effective housing-focused solutions.

  • NANOS POLL: CLEAR MAJORITY OF CANADIANS SUPPORT ENDING HOMELESSNESS AND BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    In a new Nanos Research poll more than 8 in 10 Canadians say they support or somewhat support investing in new affordable housing. What’s more, nearly 8 in 10 Canadians say they would be more supportive or somewhat more supportive of a political party proposing action to end homelessness and build affordable housing.

  • Mobilizing Canadians to Vote Housing this federal election

    Today, we launch the largest non-partisan, housing advocacy campaign in Canadian history to mobilize thousands of Canadians to pledge to Vote Housing in the upcoming federal election.