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CCPA: Private sector can’t do it, so governments have to build affordable housing

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca It is time for governments to move away from incentives ...

Toronto continues to give ‘short shrift’ in its responses to homelessness

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Unethical, inhumane decisions are not unusual in Toronto’s history of providing shelter, writes columnist Cathy Crowe. Toronto...

How BC Could Tax Soaring Property Values for the Public Good

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca Land wealth is fuelling inequality and rising housing costs. Here’s a solution. Property wealth has become a...

Homelessness in Canada has reached a humanitarian crisis level, experts warn

Click here to view original web page at ricochet.media Increasingly since the pandemic, in cities across the country, more and more people are choosing to...

Tenants take back power from landlords through strike action

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Individually, tenants have almost no negotiating power. But that could change when they get together with...

The National Housing Strategy won’t end homelessness without supportive housing

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Thousands of people across Canada experience homelessness. Between 2020 and 2022 more than 32,000 people across...

How Airbnb and short-term rentals have decimated housing in Canada

Click here to view original web page at ricochet.media Ricochet and Pivot are investigating Airbnb and short-term rentals.We recently launched ...

Organized tenants are racking up wins against landlords and politicians

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca The rent strikes making headlines in Toronto are the result of one force: tenant organizing. Across Canada,...

Learning from Austria: The economic benefits of affordable housing

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Providing affordable housing is not only doing the right thing. ...

Landlords Are One of the Leading Causes of Canada’s Rent Crisis

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Dismissing Canada’s rental crisis as nothing but a supply-demand issue overlooks the fact...

The Tenant Class: What’s Behind the ‘Housing Crisis’ in Canada?

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca ‘The Tenant Class’ makes the case that rents are high for some so profits can be...

Community self-determination can address the Northern housing crisis

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org Leadership from Northern communities and a strategy to build homes – not just houses – is...

Evictions of the houseless is state violence

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Evicting the houseless from encampments is state violence and ignores the real solution of...

The federal budget has to fund housing and shelter rights

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca “home is the comfiest place to be” -Winnie the Pooh. Home. What does it mean to you? If...

Canada Doesn’t Need More Renters, It Needs Public Housing

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Housing is in the news in Canada. Housing is always in the news in Canada. Because...

Housing Report: The Solutions Go Beyond Simply Building More

Click here to view original web page at www.broadbentinstitute.ca As the Ontario government begins to undertake the task of addressing housing affordability in the province,...

Common ground between the housing and farm crisis

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca A parliamentary petition seeks to solve the growing problem of ...

Repurposing private rental housing to create a new generation of social housing: A clear path out of the housing crisis

Click here to view original web page at neweconomics.org The UK's lack of social housing has caused a crisis of high rents and evictions. It's...

The global money pool that profited from Canada’s dwindling efforts to provide affordable housing

Click here to view original web page at breachmedia.ca Despite cheap money, privatization made housing unaffordable, but ...

Publicly owned land should be used for affordable housing, not sold to private developers

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com On Jan. 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to “ensure” affordable housing is built along Hamilton’s...

Is Ontario’s housing ‘plan’ built on a foundation of evidentiary sand?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com In late 2022, the Ontario government adopted Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act. The...

EXCERPT: Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic

Click here to view original web page at spacing.ca The following is the afterword by Spacing‘s Shawn Micallef in the new book Displacement City: Fighting...

Why don’t we zone for rental apartments?

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca There’s no law of nature preventing provincial and municipal policymakers from establishing a land use designation...

What Does Our $78-Billion Housing Program Really Fix?

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca Who knows? Canada spent five years and billions on the affordability crisis but still has no...

Federal government must confront challenges for Canadians who rent homes

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca A range of economic pressures are converging to make ...

Canada’s National Housing Strategy: Is it really addressing homelessness and affordability?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com The National Housing Strategy (NHS) is a 10-year, $72-billion effort launched in 2017 to address key...

As Skyrocketing Rents Leave Refugees with Nowhere to Go, The Human Right to Housing is Needed More than Ever

Click here to view original web page at make-the-shift.org It’s in the news every day—people are forced to flee their homes in growing numbers due...

Why voting for municipal action on affordable housing is in everyone’s interest

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca The affordable housing crisis in Canada is putting people on the streets or forcing them to...

Who is ‘the public?’ The answer shapes how we address homelessness

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Housing affordability and homelessness are hot topics in municipal politics these days. But ironically, unhoused citizens...
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