On National Housing Day 2017, the National Housing Strategy was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Responsible for CMHC Jean-Yves Duclos.
After a decade of work by CHF Canada and housing co-ops across the country, we can breathe a little easier knowing that 20,000 low-income households have a home for years to come.
Check out the stories from co-op members across the country:
Lloyd is a retired electrician. He and his wife were two of Native Inter-tribal’s original founding members. They have lived in the co-op 32 years. The agreement that provided Lloyd’s subsidy expired in 2014. Native Inter-tribal sold four units, and offered internal subsidies to the affected members. Lloyd is frustrated that after all their initial hard work and the invested government funds: “to see it all go, for such a small amount of money?”read more
Your Story Matters!
Here’s your chance to share your experiences with co-op housing. Tell us how living in co-op has made a difference for you – or share a great story about an experience in your co-op. You can do it with words, photos, video – or any combination of all three. When you have something to share, just send it to us.
Over 280 co-ops and stakeholders have passed resolutions urging governments to create a new rent supplement program.