With all three levels of government directly engaged and invested in providing viable solutions to reducing chronic homelessness and improving opportunities for affordable housing, a new report shares six housing priorities for the Ontario Government in 2018.
Building on the opportunity the National Housing Strategy provides, A Shared Housing Agenda: Priorities for Ontario in 2018 provides actionable and urgent priorities for Ontario. These priorities were jointly identified by 28 stakeholder organizations that co-signed this report.
Decent, affordable housing is vital for people who live with chronic illnesses, have mental health issues or struggle with drug and alcohol use. For people with a mental illness or addiction, affordable housing with supports is essential for personal stability, health, and recovery.
The report identifies the following six priorities for housing in Ontario:
- Housing options for the middle class
- Not enough affordable rental housing
- Unaffordable rents
- Housing for people experiencing homelessness
- Housing options for Indigenous People
- Erosion of existing rental housing
The report details recommended responses for each priority. Read the full strategy on the Wellesley Institute website.