As the provincial election campaign officially starts, we’d like to say good luck to all candidates running! At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone has the right to a safe and decent place to live, and that it benefits all of society when they do. That’s why we are looking Beyond the Build, to how decent housing transforms futures, strengthens communities, and fosters resiliency and stability that can transcend generations. We are committed to partnering with the government, with other affordable housing advocates, and with communities at most risk, including people who are newcomers, racialized, and Indigenous, on and off Traditional Territories, to tackle the housing crisis in this country.
Provincial Election Resources
Vote4Housing is a non-partisan campaign launched to engage and mobilize Ontarians to rally public and political support for ending homelessness and housing need in Ontario.
The Ontario Habitat Caucus is committed to partnering with the government, other affordable housing advocates, and with communities to tackle the housing crisis in Ontario today.
Political Party Platforms
We encourage you to review all political party platforms regarding housing policies, speak to your candidates about housing issues, and most importantly, vote on June 2, 2022!
Visit Elections Ontario to learn more about how and where to vote.
What do Canadians think about Affordable Housing?
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.
For more information about the Habitat for Humanity Ontario Caucus – Click here
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.
Click here to read our recommendations.
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.”