In advance of the provincial-municipal housing summit planned for January 19, our broad partnership of social service organizations, grassroots and community networks and United Way Centraides across Ontario are calling on elected provincial and municipal representatives and officials for urgent action on affordable housing.
As organizations working closely with people experiencing poverty, housing precarity and homelessness, we would like to express our appreciation and support for efforts to strengthen intergovernmental collaboration to address housing affordability in Ontario, including through the provincial-municipal housing summit. Addressing housing affordability is critical to an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The affordable housing crisis converges with broader social and structural inequities that contribute to deeply rooted opportunity gaps in the province.
Our Open Letter itemizing 10 recommendations for addressing housing affordability across the province can be found here https://uwgta.org/openletter