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On Thursday May 30th, Canada’s Big City Mayors Caucus met to discuss the growing housing crisis affecting cities across the country.  Among the topics discussed was the need to stimulate the creation of new rental housing in cities all across the country.  Over the past 15 years, just 10 % of new residential construction has been rental, while 32% of Canadians are renters.  The Mayor’s Caucus resolved to invite provincial and federal representatives to the table to discuss the growing housing crisis in the hopes that senior governments will begin take a national perspective on housing.

The mission of the Canadian Rental Housing Coalition is to work collaboratively with all levels of government and the private and non-profit sectors to increase the supply of rental housing in Canada.  The CRHC is garnering support from the business community, municipalities, and others to send a strong message to the Federal Government to provide tax incentives and funding for rental housing.

Add your city’s or organization’s support – Endorse the Charter

Big City Mayors’ Caucus – Members
FCM Housing
The Canadian Rental Housing Coalition Charter

Media Links:
Affordable housing tops the agenda as mayors make plea to Ottawa for help – Globe and Mail
Big-city mayors say Canada has a housing crisis – Global News


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