Campaign News:

Affording Housing in Ontario

The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO:   CHF CANADA's SIMONE SWAIL SPEAKS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING PANEL. Housing affordability is a top issue in the Ontario election campaign. The Agenda invited experts and stakeholders to discuss what the province needs as a housing plan...

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Finding a home in Ontario: out of reach?

The Agenda, TVO:   The need for housing has far outstripped affordability. What steps should the next Ontario government take? Discussion with candidates from the 4 major parties: Peter Milczyn, Peter Tabuns, Denzil Minnan-Wong and  Stacey Danker. See the full...

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Ottawa rents out of range for minimum wage earners: report

Susan Burgess, CBC News:   Tenant advocates are sounding the alarm over high rents across the province, including in Ottawa. The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) makes the case for government action in its report called "Where Will We Live? Ontario's...

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Toronto area millennials want their own backyards, report says

Tamar Harris, Toronto Star:   Millennials may be delaying marriage and taking longer to move out of their parents’ homes, but when they do, their entry in the housing market is expected to drive up home prices and increase congestion in the suburbs, according to a new...

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Affordable housing an election issue for tenants facing eviction

Susan Burgess, CBC News: The shortage of affordable housing is a recurring topic in Ontario's provincial elections, but in Ottawa's Heron Gate community — where 105 townhomes are set to be torn down and their residents evicted — it's personal this time. Read the full...

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Report outlines ‘ambitious’ housing strategy for Ontario

Emily Mathieu, Toronto Star: Twenty-four years ago, Christine Mounsteven packed up and moved into what she hopes will be her last home, Charles Hastings Housing Co-op, one that by location and through affordable rent has resulted in an extremely high quality of...

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Rental housing becoming more unaffordable

Bill Jackson, Kitchener Post: A new set of data shows that wages in Kitchener and Waterloo aren't keeping pace with residential rent increases — a trend that's forcing many households to allot more of their overall income to housing, putting many at a "crisis level"...

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Fight against housing costs

On the Money, CBC News: Jennifer Keesmaat, former Chief Planner for City of Toronto, spoke with CBC News on giving away free land in Toronto and Vancouver. Watch the interview...

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Many low- and middle-income households in Ontario are feeling the squeeze in the housing market. Co-ops are part of the solution. We need all levels of government to come to the table to fix the affordable housing squeeze.