Canada's New Housing Plan Treats Housing as a Human Right
According to an article by Benjamin Schneider, "the ruling liberal government [of Canada] released a new national housing strategy [pdf], which commits $40 billion CAD to a broad menu of housing interventions over the next decade."
"The plan is notable not only for the significant amount of resources committed, but also for overtly declaring that it will approach housing as a human right—or at least point its policy in that direction," according to Schneider.
The article focuses on the approach of the housing policy, which will focus on marginalized groups while improving and protecting existing affordable housing stock, expanding voucher programs, and building new units. "Canada's announcement stands in stark contrast to its neighbor to the south," adds Schneider.