Why Toronto needs a national housing strategy
Points made in the opinion piece include the following:
-The City of Toronto has worked hard to develop good practices on the ground to address homelessness.
-But, like all of Canada’s major urban centres, it can’t properly address homelessness without substantial increases in funding from the federal and provincial governments.
This opinion piece is quite timely, as a new “national housing strategy” is expected to be unveiled by the Trudeau government later this month.
On Monday, the Calgary Homeless Foundation will be publishing a peer-reviewed report authored by Dr. Phillips. That report’s focus will be Toronto’s Streets to Homes program (a program that provides immediate access to housing to persons experiencing homelessness).