What do Canadians think about Affordable Housing?
2022 Ontario Municipal Elections
On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga Dufferin, we congratulate all newly elected municipal representatives on your victory. Habitat for Humanity is working in communities across Ontario through 24 independently governed affiliate organizations. Our focus is on helping lower-income families realize the strength, stability and financial independence created by affordable homeownership.
Like you, we are working in our communities to create solutions for affordable housing projects that not only help combat the problem of the supply of housing but to help those that struggle with the current costs of housing.
Together, we can create affordable housing options that your community deserves as well as afford.
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The Importance of Affordable Home Ownership
As indicated by the report “Building Families’ Futures and Opportunities Through Habitat Homeownership” Habitat’s model of affordable homeownership helps families build strength, stability and independence – and builds stronger, healthier communities at the same time. While homeownership has become much more challenging for Canadians, it remains out of reach for many low-income families. Habitat’s model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for people, providing working families on low incomes the opportunity to purchase their own home. On average, Habitat generates $175,000 of benefits to society per home. These benefits come in the form of reduced reliance on social housing and food banks, better educational and employment outcomes and improved health. In Canada, Habitat’s affordable homeownership program has created a social return on investment of over $633 million since 1985.
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2022 Budget Recommendations
The 2022 Provincial Budget Will be delivered by April 30, 2022.
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Caucus has made its 2022 Budget submission recommendations to support affordable homeownership for low-income families to the Minister of Finance.
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Together we can change the trajectory of Canada’s housing crisis.
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Habitat for Humanity is urging the Ontario government to take action immediately to encourage the growth of affordable housing, especially in the not-for-profit and non-market sectors. To ensure all Ontarians have access to safe, decent and affordable homes, all levels of government need to support the full continuum of affordable housing, including homeownership and equity-building options.
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- Federal: National Housing Strategy
- Provincial: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan
- Regional: Halton: 2014-2024 Comprehensive Housing Strategy
- Regional: Peel: Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan
- Dufferin County: 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)
- ONPHA represents nearly 700 non-profit housing providers and local housing corporations in Ontario. It’s vision is “to open doors through housing, allowing all people to thrive.”