Catherine McKenna

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New National Housing Strategy: The Highlights

Today, the Prime Minister and Minister Duclos announced Canada’s first National Housing Strategy, which is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will help more Canadians find a place to call home.

Built through extensive consultations with people from all walks of life, the primary focus of our Government’s National Housing Strategy is to meet the needs of more Canadians. That includes seniors, women and children fleeing family violence, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities, those dealing with mental health and addiction issues, and young adults.

We are proud to create a new generation of housing in Canada that promotes diverse communities and builds housing that is sustainable and accessible.

Here are the details of our program:

  • Reduces homelessness by 50%
  • Removes more than 530,000 households out of housing need
  • Creates 100,000 new housing units
  • Repairs and renews more than 300,000 housing units.
  • Protects 385,000 households from losing an affordable place to live.
  • Fosters collaboration between the Federal Government and Provinces and Territories, municipalities, community housing, non-profits and co-operative sectors, and the private sector.