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.

The Housing Tell - No Room for National Occupancy Standards - National Right to Housing Network

The Housing Tell: No Room for National Occupancy Standards

December 20, 2022

“I know that there are occupancy standards for safety as well. But I feel like they’re being used as an … More

The Housing Tell

The Housing Tell: How municipal leaders can advance housing rights in Toronto’s upcoming election

October 14, 2022

In December 2019, the City of Toronto made history by becoming Canada’s first municipality to commit to advancing the right … More

The Housing Tell

The Housing Tell: Toussaint’s ground-breaking victory for human rights in Canada

September 28, 2022

On August 17th, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a ground-breaking legal decision for access to justice and human … More

PRESS RELEASE: Housing is a human right, not a commodity: Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate names “financialization” as the first systemic issue up for a human rights review

September 23, 2022

In the midst of an affordable housing and homelessness crisis exacerbated by the pandemic, Canada’s first-ever Federal Housing Advocate has … More

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