Seven recommendations hold the key to unlocking lasting solutions to our affordable housing crisis.
In November 2023, United Ways across Ontario and community partners released a comprehensive set of practical solutions to solving Ontario’s affordable housing crisis in Bringing Affordable Housing Home: An action plan for housing stability in Ontario. Today, as the Government of Ontario outlines its budget priorities for the coming year, Ontario United Ways are calling for investment in, and engagement of, the non-profit sector to deliver the full range of housing options – particularly affordable and deeply affordable homes – so desperately needed in this province. We cannot fail to meet this generational challenge. The issue is too great. The stakes too high. The urgency long past overdue. The seven recommendations in this report hold the key to unlocking lasting solutions to our affordable housing crisis. The culmination of more than 20 consultations with 400 non-profit housing leaders, convened by United Ways across the province, the report captures critical insights and practical ideas from experienced housing leaders ready to offer strong partnership at a crucial time – and outlines a blueprint for action that makes the most effective and efficient use of government funds and taxpayers’ dollars.
2024 Ontario Pre-Budget Submission – Ontario United Ways
Download this submission by Ontario United Ways calling for investment in the non-profit sector to deliver a full range of housing options