Policies

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Affordable Housing

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

WHEREAS:

  • residents in Canada have the right to affordable housing, regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability;
  • students, women, and Indigenous people face particular challenges in finding clean, safe and affordable housing;
  • there is an acute shortage of affordable public and non-market housing for those of lower income;
  • those of lower income fear housing security is not reliable or robust enough to meet current needs;
  • many housing complexes were constructed without fully accessible suites;
  • the building and development industry does not design or engineer residential housing for ready conversion for accessibility inside and outside the residence;
  • the present federal government has shown great leadership in developing a national housing strategy;

BE IT RESOLVED the Liberal Party of Canada urge the Government of Canada to:

  • institute a funding program to modify existing non-market housing complexes to meet current health, safety, and accessibility codes
  • support the principle that the total cost of public non-market housing for lower income residents of Canada should not exceed 30% of their gross annual income.

 

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