The federal government loves to consult on various issues, and the one at focus today was our national housing strategy. Today marks national housing day,and the government put out a document: ‘What We Heard: Shaping Canada’s National Housing Strategy’. They consulted with 7000 Canadians and will develop a plan to make housing more affordable, inclusive, sustainable, and one that will generally support a better quality of life for Canadians. Particular Canadians they focus on are the homeless, low income and vulnerable, as well as Indigenous. But how do we do this and who pays the bill for it? Jeremy Kronick, a Senior Policy Analyst at C.C. Howe Institute, tells us.
Homelessness is an issue in Toronto. There have been over 200 deaths from it in the last 8 years. However, at same time, we have seen failure of some housing projects. So what do you think the government should do about housing? How can we improve the housing for homelessness? And how can we help people to get out of homelessness in the city?