Advancing the Human Right to Housing Amidst a Housing Crisis




Housing was a big newsmaker this year, and an area of great concern and focus for us. There were some big windows of opportunity for the City of Toronto to significantly advance affordable housing and meet its own commitments to treat housing as a human right. While some gains were made, we fell short in many ways. From encampment clearings led by police using excessive force to a generation-long wait for affordable housing to the lack of political will to legalize rooming houses across the city, our City Council has shown a lack of leadership and commitment to centering residents in addressing the immense housing crisis facing our City.

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