Recommendations from Operatin Phoenix – A National Housing Strategy

Ottawa must provide more leadership in the widely supported drive to provide more housing for the homeless and other disadvantaged people across Canada. It should reintroduce the type of national housing program that was scrapped in the 1990s. It should also recommit to the kind of partnership with B.C. that has helped create scores of social housing units in this province. The current level of federal funding for housing for the homeless simply isn't enough to meet the growing demand for it, especially in downtown Vancouver....Libby Davies, the NDP Vancouver East MP, has put forward a bill calling for a national housing strategy to combat homelessness which has received widespread support.