OTTAWA, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operative Housing Federation of
Canada (CHF Canada) today urged provincial and territorial (PT)
governments to help protect 21,000 households—representing
approximately 52,000 low-income Canadians—in federally funded housing
co-ops across the country.
"Across Canada, 200,000 households (housing approximately 500,000
Canadians) in co-op, non-profit and public housing may lose their homes
when federal agreements end. CHF Canada is calling on all levels of
government to protect housing affordability through cost-shared rent
supplement programs delivered by PTs (and municipalities in Ontario),"
said CHF Canada's Executive Director Nicholas Gazzard.
As PT housing ministers gather today in Toronto to discuss important
affordable housing issues, CHF Canada encouraged all levels of
government to take urgent action to prevent a worsening of the already-alarming
loss of affordable housing for seniors, new Canadians, aboriginal
people and persons with mental and physical disabilities.
"Co-op housing members applaud the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
(FCM), including the City of Toronto which recently launched its
'Closing the Housing Gap' campaign, for insisting the senior levels of
government maintain rent subsidies," concluded Gazzard.
For information on CHF Canada's campaign to protect affordability for
low-income Canadians that live in affordable co-op, non-profit and
public housing projects go to: www.chfcanada.coop/eoa.
CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing
movement. Its members include over 900 non-profit housing co-operatives
and other organizations across Canada. More than a quarter of a
million Canadians live in housing co-ops, in every province and
SOURCE: Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
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