What do I Need to Know about Affordable Housing in Canada?

In our May 2017 survey of 5,182 members, 79% rated access to housing as very important or extremely important.  Food bank use increased by a staggering 36 per cent among Ontario residents 65 and older in 2021 alone and has ballooned by 64 per cent since 2008, an indicator that suggests seniors are struggling to obtain affordable shelter, which results in insufficient funds to pay for food.

How is CARP Advocating?

  • We want to the government to be more proactive and creative in developing more opportunities for co-housing and other affordable housing solutions for seniors that do not involve decades of waiting for a solution – Canada’s older adults cannot and should not wait.
  • Governments should ensure that, whatever their age or ability, every person in Canada can live in housing that is fully accessible. To this end, we call on every level of government to make universal design mandatory in every unit in all new multi-unit residential buildings.

How Can I Get Involved?

There are many ways to get involved.  Find out more.