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.

Historic Human Rights Review of Women’s Homelessness Begins!

May 16, 2023

On May 11, an urgent human rights review of homelessness among women, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people across Canada was announced … More

Gendered evictions in financialized housing markets across canada report

Gendered Evictions in Financialized Housing Markets Across Canada: Submission to the Review Panel on Financialization

May 9, 2023

Background The housing crisis in Canada, particularly for women and gender-diverse people, is a two-fold challenge underpinned by the increased … More

Submission to Canada’s Fourth Universal Periodic Review at the UN

April 18, 2023

Background The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process where the human rights records of all United Nations (UN) … More

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