The most effective way we can address poverty nationwide is to make homelessness history.

We must establish a national housing strategy following housing first principles to make homelessness history.

The state of Utah introduced a housing first program in 2005, since that time chronic homelessness in the state has dropped by over 90%.

Green MPs Will

  • Implement a National Housing Strategy based on Housing First principles, quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing, and providing additional supports and services as needed  
  • Work to establish a Guaranteed Livable Income, to ensure no Canadian falls below an income level that is necessary to live with dignity  
  • Subsidize private developers to include a percentage of affordable housing in their housing projects