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Less Blame-More Action

Less Blame-More Action

Posted in In The News

"Too often, attempts to pinpoint blame result in each party deflecting accountability. Meanwhile, the community continues to suffer from a housing shortage"

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Where is the Ambition?

Where is the Ambition?

Posted in In The News

"This is a crisis and we cannot allow ourselves the luxury of time because, to be frank, we’ve run out."

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Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New 2023 Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

Housing Affordability Top Concern for Canadians: New 2023 Survey Findings Reveal Attitudes on Homeownership and the Housing Affordability Crisis

Posted in In The News

Habitat for Humanity Canada has released the results of a new national survey revealing Canadians’ attitudes towards the affordable housing crisis in Canada and sheds light on the growing barriers to housing and homeownership. The Habitat for Humanity Canada Affordable Housing Survey, which measured the perceptions of Canadian homeowners and renters, also sheds light on the growing concerns and barriers to homeownership including lack of housing supply, increased cost of living, discriminati...

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Affordable isn't a four-letter word

Affordable isn't a four-letter word

Posted in In The News

"We need to change how we think about housing and the stigma we have always attached to affordable housing."

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Rethinking the Backyard

Rethinking the Backyard

Posted in In The News

"We need to shift from the private to the public space. Because we cannot end our housing crisis one backyard at a time."

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The housing system is failing; we cannot wait for policy interventions

The housing system is failing; we cannot wait for policy interventions

Posted in In The News

"This is a system failing in real time. A failure driven in no small part due to a lack of options. There are simply not enough homes for people at affordable price points. Without an influx of suitable housing options, prices will continue to rise."

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Keeping Our Eyes Fixed On Housing

Keeping Our Eyes Fixed On Housing

Posted in In The News

"I’m not saying we shouldn’t ask about parking or traffic, but I do worry that as we ask those questions we miss the real crisis - housing."

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New Face of Affordable Housing

New Face of Affordable Housing

Posted in In The News

"We need more housing. We need permanently affordable housing across the entire spectrum. We need a system that gives people the option to live the life of their dreams."

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"Power of partnerships can end our housing crisis" Philip Mills, Habitat Waterloo Region CEO

Posted in In The News

Philip Mills, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, writes that the Shantz Hill Towns project in Cambridge, in partnership with Activa and the city’s support, proves partnerships work

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70,000 Is A Big Number

70,000 Is A Big Number

Posted in In The News

"70,000 is a huge number of homes. It’s a commitment the cities frankly cannot achieve on their own. But the cities, partnered with not-for-profits and the private sector, that is a powerful engine for social change. That is how we get to a transformative solution. That is how we get to a solution. That is how we end a housing crisis."

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