National Housing Strategy Implementation

In 2019, Canada legally committed to the right to housing in its National Housing Strategy Act. The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN) is a group of key leaders, thinkers, experts and people with lived experience of housing precarity and homelessness, with a mission to fully realize the right to housing for all and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Canada.

We are committed to the meaningful implementation of the right to housing. We believe that the key to solving the housing crisis in Canada is to recognize it as a human rights crisis, give a meaningful voice to rights holders, engage with multiple stakeholders, identify and address systemic problems, and develop practical solutions. We know that the right to housing is not a mere policy goal or aspiration. We must address inadequate housing and homelessness as human rights violations requiring urgent and coordinated action.

Resources for renters facing eviction: Protecting the right to housing in Canada

December 6, 2021

Renters who are facing eviction can take steps to protect their right to housing by using local resources that are at their disposal. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) … More

Happy National (Right to) Housing Day!

November 22, 2021

November 22 is National Housing Day, but today, we are joining our partners in instead honouring National Right to Housing Day, to highlight that housing is a human right for … More

We’re hiring a Communications Coordinator! (7-month contract)

November 8, 2021

The National Right to Housing Network is seeking a skilled and experienced writer and communicator to join our team as the Communications Coordinator. The successful candidate will ensure frequent and … More

The right to housing in action: Transforming housing law and policy in Canada

October 14, 2021

Today, the National Right to Housing Network and Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network release a set of three research reports on how to realize the human right to adequate … More

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