The director of research and data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Nick Falvo, outlines the ten things to know about the newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement.
The framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government’s National Housing Strategy, which was released last fall.
Here are 10 things to know about the just-signed agreement:
- Though a National Housing Strategy (NHS) was released last fall, a federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement still had to be signed.
- The federal government will now seek to negotiate bilateral agreements with every provincial and territorial government. In fact, it’s quite likely that the federal government has already begun to negotiate such agreements with some provinces and territories.
- Each bilateral agreement will have a clause that ensures equal terms for all jurisdictions.
- One important section of the newly-signed agreement pertains to the National Housing Co-Investment Fund.
- The newly-signed agreement touts the goal of removing 490,000 households from core housing need over 10 years.
You can read the whole list of 10 things over on the Calgary Homeless Foundation.