Declare a national housing affordability & homelessness emergency and establish a national moratorium on evictions and residential arrears assistance
Homelessness and housing affordability are national emergencies which the pandemic has only made worse. It is time for Parliament to officially recognize these twin emergencies and to take action.
"More and more people are on the edge of homelessness. People from every part of Canada are struggling to cover their basic living costs during the pandemic. It’s a looming disaster."
Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Recognizing these twin crises is only the first step, and the Green Party is offering solutions to help people now. We want Parliament to adopt a national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, and to create a residential arrears assistance program to protect all those who risk being driven into homelessness due to eviction from accumulated arrears.
"Five years ago, it was already a struggle for people with low and fixed incomes to find affordable housing. Now solid middle-income earners are struggling to afford rent and will never be able to purchase homes."
Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith
You can help! Send a letter today to urge the government to start taking action.