Housing is linked to security and everyone has a right to this feeling. In Canada there is a commitment from the Federal Government to promote diverse communities and create a new generation of housing that is mixed-income, mixed-use, accessible and sustainable. They plan to cut chronic homelessness by 50% and remove 530,000 families from housing need.
The City of Ottawa has a 10 year housing and homelessness plan with goals that include: everyone having a home, people getting the support they need and a having a co-ordinated housing system in place.
CHF Canada, CHASEO and CHRA also have goals of reducing homelessness.
The issue of housing is on everyones mind for a good reason. There is room for everyone to contribute to a solution that allows everyone a HOME.
A Community Land Trust is a member based non-profit organization that obtains and manages land for community benefit.
Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are a strategic tool used in the process of building community wealth.
Community Advocacy is happening in many ways in Ottawa. Some are visible and others not as easy to see.
You can urge the government to purchase housing stock. Here is a great campaign and it took me less than two minutes to submit my information and have it sent off to city officials.