The Canadian Federal Government has released the long anticipated National Housing Strategy. Over a ten year period, it calls for $40 billion in programming and investment to address the need for refurbishing existing social housing and adding to the supply of affordable housing.

At the policy announcement, Minister Duclos stated that “for too many Canadian families, a decent home is simply not affordable. Across Canada, 1.7 million people are in housing need, living in homes that are inadequate or affordable. Another 25,000 Canadians are chronically homeless. This needs to change.”

More details about the strategy are available at

Click here to access a PDF copy of the document released by the government.


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