Massive funding cuts continue to fuel Canada-wide crisis in affordable housing

The massive funding cuts and erosion of national housing programs in the 1990s continues to fuel a Canada-wide crisis in affordable and adequate housing. That’s the policy finding in the housing chapter of the 2014 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), released February 5 by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The AFB calls for the federal government to reverse the erosion of funding for existing housing by reinvesting federal housing investments that are expiring. It also calls for new investments in affordable housing, with the funding to be matched by the provincial and territorial governments.