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.

Housing and Homelessness Delegation on the Rights of the Child at United Nations

May 17, 2022

90th Treaty Body Session – Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, Switzerland, May 16-18th: Representatives from the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network, Keepers of the … More

A Responsibility of all Governments: Protecting the right to housing in Canada

May 9, 2022

The National Right to Housing Network partnered up with the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) to produce a series of pamphlets reviewing the barriers and opportunities to advancing … More

Planning and Development Tools: Protecting the right to housing in Canada

April 28, 2022

The National Right to Housing Network partnered up with CERA to produce a series of pamphlets reviewing the barriers and opportunities to advancing the right to housing in Canada through policy. … More

What Budget 2022 means for the right to housing in Canada 

April 13, 2022

Though Budget 2022 is referred to as the “housing budget,” it certainly isn’t a right to housing budget—and that means already-marginalized folks will continue to bear the brunt of Canada’s … More

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