OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) expects to see a full, timely and seamless solution to expiring federal rental assistance in Canada's new National Housing Strategy, widely expected to be announced tomorrow on National Housing Day.
The issue of expiring assistance threatens the housing security of over 20,000 low-income co-op households across Canada, consisting mostly of seniors, single-parent families, new and Indigenous Canadians, and those living with disabilities.
The Government of Canada pledged to preserve affordability within these vulnerable households in the mandate letter of Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos. During a media scrum in Kenora this summer, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that his government was determined to solve the looming crisis.
As part of a national campaign called You Hold the Key – Protect Co-op Housing, CHF Canada and regional partners have advocated for renewed rent supplements to ensure these homes will not be threatened.
CHF Canada representatives are available to speak to the media following the federal announcement.
For more information on the campaign, go to protectcoophousing.ca
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 territory.
SOURCE Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
For further information: Tim Ross, Director, Strategic Affairs, 613.314.6267 (mobile), [email protected]; Douglas Wong, Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations, 613.293.0142 (mobile), [email protected]; Scott Jackson, Program Manager, National Communications, 604.879.4116 ext 122, or 778.227.3864 (mobile), [email protected]