Here are some of the news articles and online reactions we have been receiving for the National Housing Accord.
In the media
Globe & Mail - Go big or go home on housing, Mr. Trudeau
Toronto Star - Overhaul of Canada's housing system needed
Report by @MikePMoffatt , @CWhitzman and others on what the feds can do on housing, by themselves.— Alfonso (@alfonso46087188) August 15, 2023
Focus on more rentals, more subsidized units, homelessness benefit. Interesting choice to deprioritize home ownership, which is what most Canadians seek.https://t.co/Dp3ikIoOe7
Yep, we need an industrial approach to a new generation of affordable, energy efficient & accessible housing, fuelled by federal leadership on taxation, Building Code & (gasp) zoning change. https://t.co/Q5v24BCUdF— Carolyn Whitzman she/her (@CWhitzman) August 15, 2023
A really exciting report coming today from @MikePMoffatt @timrichter @CAEHomelessness calling for an national industrial strategy for rental housing.— Eric Lombardi (@EricDLombardi) August 15, 2023
Going to be a must-read for politicians across the partisan spectrum.
Read More 👇https://t.co/MW8U9eTkX5 pic.twitter.com/PkL6jEVDrB
At the UBC Housing Research Collaborative the need for #affordable and #accessible purpose built rental housing has been top of mind.— Housing Research Collaborative (@HousingRsrch) August 15, 2023
The 8 recommendations in this report lead by @CAEHomelessness @REALPAC_News and @SP_Inst provide a great starting point 🧵 https://t.co/gDdQbY49qA
REALPAC, @PLACE__Centre and @CAEHomelessness recently brought together a group of housing sector organizations to develop a plan to address Canada's rental housing crisis.— REALPAC (@REALPAC_News) August 15, 2023
Learn about our blueprint to restore rental housing affordability at https://t.co/XOtwJpwCp5 pic.twitter.com/LrBRTBHNrX
PLACE Centre, in collaboration w/ @CAEHomelessness & @REALPAC_News brought together a group of housing experts to brainstorm solutions to address Canada's #housing rental crisis. Today they release the outcome of their work. The National Housing Accord https://t.co/LDcMTbYGYJ pic.twitter.com/F6jOOpUn9e— PLACE Centre (@PLACE__Centre) August 15, 2023
We don't tax groceries - why do we tax new housing?— Jennifer Keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) August 15, 2023
HST on new housing doesn't really make sense.
Forgiving HST on all new rental housing will result in more affordable rental housing being built.
I know, because I will build it.
At Markee, forgiving the HST would enable… https://t.co/emvIoIbfZH
This is a terrific column and spot on. Canada has done and can do big things well. Solving the housing crisis should be our next big thing.— Tim Richter 🇺🇦🇨🇦 (@timrichter) August 15, 2023
Homelessness is caused by high rent, low vacancy & a lack of affordable housing. Solve the housing crisis, we solve homelessness. https://t.co/nJu1ftGIHc