News & Analysis
Stay informed with the latest news, and our rights-based analysis of critical housing issues impacting communities across Canada.
Housing policy news: August 2022
30 Aug 2022 – Highlights: federal and provincial announcements of budget increases and rent program expansions to address the housing and homelessness crisis. The city of Vancouver faces legal backlash due to limits on SRO rent increases, and in BC human rights commissioner calls for a change in Human Rights Code to prohibit discrimination against people experiencing homelessness.
Housing policy news: May 2022
31 May 2022 – Highlights: new CMHC report on housing supply and affordability, calls to the federal and provincial government to fund its Indigenous housing strategy and to strengthen tenant protections, and various provincial housing initiatives to address the housing crisis.
Fifty years in the making of Ontario’s housing crisis – a timeline
26 May 2022 – This timeline provides an overview of some of the key housing issues faced by communities across Ontario and how governments have responded to these issues over the past 50 years, including a detailed look at how the pandemic has exacerbated existing issues. It shows that, as investments in affordable housing have dwindled, housing insecurity has grown – especially among the most vulnerable communities.