Provinces, Ottawa move closer to common housing vision

Ministers from the federal, provincial, and territorial governments met this week to endorse a multilateral housing partnership.

The Housing Partnership Framework further advances the National Housing Strategy and sets the foundation for the governments to work together on achieving a long-term shared vision for housing.

"Today's endorsement of the Partnership marks a significant step forward to realizing the vision and bold outcomes of the National Housing Strategy,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 

“The Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial governments, are investing more than $40 billion, to protect, repair and expand community housing for vulnerable Canadians, including urban indigenous people, women and girls. Together we will make affordable housing more available, accessible and appropriate to help Canadians meet their needs," he added.

Provinces and territories will be invited to participate in federal programs designed to increase affordable housing supply, such as the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, by supporting decision-making and co-investing.

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