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M-124 Affordable housing

44th Parliament, 1st Session

Motion Text


(a) the House recognize that,

(i) adequate housing is a right, as recognized by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Canada is a party,

(ii) Canada’s lack of affordable housing deprives millions of Canadians of this right,

(iii) there is a current shortfall of 4.3 million homes affordable to lower income Canadians, according to the Federal Housing Advocate,

(iv) non-market housing currently only makes up approximately 3.5 % of Canada’s housing stock, less than half the OECD average,

(v) the Canadian Human Rights Commission has called on the federal government to address this shortfall by introducing a human rights-based approach to housing supply and immediately scaling up the development and acquisition of non-market housing; and

(b) in the opinion of the House, the government should prioritize investment through the National Housing Strategy to increase the share of non-market housing to at least 20 % of the total rental stock in Canada.

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June 6, 2024
Placed on Notice


June 6, 2024
Placed on Notice