Wellesley Institute releases five-point plan to reduce precarious housing
The Wellesley Institute has released the third instalment in a housing trilogy — a two-part document that examines the link between precarious housing and health inequalities in Canada. It also presents a five-point strategy for building a national housing plan that could result in the reduction of precarious housing.
The five-point plan calls for the federal government to accept Wellesley’s “Vision 2010″ targets for increasing affordable housing, which are: to maintain current investments of six billion dollars (perhaps by investing one percent of the gross domestic product in affordable housing); to ensure a range of funding options; to identify and support community practices (such as inclusionary housing legislation); and to build on prior housing recommendations.
See “Precarious Housing in Canada,” Summer 2010, available at www.wellesleyinstitute.com.