About Us

In 2019, Canada legally committed to the human right to housing in its National Housing Strategy Act. The National Right to Housing Network (NRHN) is a group of over 350 key leaders, organizations, subject matter experts, and people with lived experience of housing precarity and homelessness with a shared mission to fully realize the right to housing for all, and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Canada.

The National Right to Housing Network is dedicated to the meaningful implementation of the human right to housing in Canada.

We do this by:

  1. Bringing together a network of civil society voices in a collective voice that speaks to the implementation of the right to housing;
  2. Working with Governments to develop Canada’s right to housing architecture;
  3. Identifying and testing solutions to systemic barriers in order to set rights-based precedents, address key gaps in the National Housing Strategy, and drive changes in housing policy and funding;
  4. Exploring research on the right to housing;
  5. Supporting community initiatives in order to build a housing rights culture in Canada;
  6. Expanding the right to housing to provincial, territorial, and municipal jurisdictions.


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