Canadians will elect their new federal government on October 21, 2019. The need for affordable housing is a persistent issue facing communities across the country that all parties should be addressing in this election campaign. We are asking all parties and their candidates, to “Make Housing Central” in their campaigns.
Housing Central is a strategic alliance between BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC). Our mission is to strengthen and grow the community housing sector so all British Columbians have a safe, secure home they can afford.
Take a moment to review, and/or download the customized riding guide that has been prepared for your riding, understand our key messages and get statistical data related to housing and affordability for each riding in British Columbia.
Using our updated Canadian Rental Housing Index, based on 2016 census data, explore the health of rental housing in your community and compare your key indicators with other cities, regions, and provinces across Canada.
Welcome to the third joint issue of infoLINK and Scoop, our collaborative Housing Central Magazine. Inside this issue, you’ll find helpful information about the Make Housing Central campaign, and how to use the Canadian Rental Housing Index to learn about housing affordability in your riding. We’ll also share news about innovative inclusive housing collaborations, and the exciting lineup of keynotes, education and social activities we have planned for the 2019 Housing Central Conference.
During the campaign, Housing Central will review and provide analysis on the party platform and policies related to affordable housing, co-operatives and non-profit housing. Additionally, we will review and report on any debates between the party leaders.
Talk to your candidate at debates or when they come to the door and ask questions:
The Canadian Rental Housing Index (CRHI) is a comprehensive database of rental housing statistics, displaying information for more than 800 regions and municipalities across the country. Read more on the rentalhousingindex.ca website