Canada’s newly-unveiled National Housing Strategy
Over at the website of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post about the Trudeau government’s recently-unveiled National Housing Strategy.
Points raised in the post include the following:
-One of the Strategy’s stated objectives is to reduce chronic homelessness in Canada by 50% over 10 years.
-The Trudeau government claims that this is Canada’s “first ever” national housing strategy. That claim may not be accurate.
-The Trudeau government appears to be overstating the likely impact of the Strategy. Specifically, they claim this will result in four times as many new builds (annually) going forward as were built annually between 2005 and 2015. Yet, the evidence does not appear to support that claim.
The link to the full blog post is here.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.