Following the release of the federal budget on April 7, there has been a flurry of articles and analysis on what the announced investments means to co-operative housing.
Additionally, Victoria City Council‘s recent bold decision generated much excitement in the community housing sector.
Here is a selection of some of this coverage.
New investment in co-op housing largest in 30 years: Ahmed Hussen
Baneet Braich, CBC News, Apr 19, 2022
But given the scale of Canada’s affordability challenge some hope it’s just the beginning of something bigger.
Shane Dingman, Globe & Mail, April 20, 2022
Opinion: Will Ottawa’s $14-billion injection to fast-track affordable housing construction, more rentals and co-ops, even a tax-free saving account for first-time buyers, solve this crisis?
Miro Cernetig, The Vancouver Sun, April 21, 2022
Ministers says 6,000 new units will be constructed under the biggest investment in co-op housing for 20 years.
Anca Voinea, Co-op News, April 22, 2022
“It was very heartwarming to see the community come together on this bold policy approach,” Victoria mayor says.
Pedro Arrais, Times Colonist, April 16, 2022
Co-operatives are a cost-effective, proven way to create stable, affordable housing, but we aren’t supporting them.
Margaret Kohn, The Conversation, April 19, 2022
Between 1973 and 1994, Canada built 16,000 affordable homes a year. Why can’t we do that now?
Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, April 22, 2022