Ensure Access to Affordable Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Did you know that 90% of people with developmental disabilities live below the poverty line?
Despite a commitment at various levels of government to address critical housing issues and prioritize support for vulnerable Canadians, current funding is insufficient to ensure people with disabilities are able to live in safe, clean, accessible and supported housing.
You can make an impact.
Take action today and send Premiers from across the country an email asking that their governments explicitly earmark a set allocation of affordable housing funds for people with disabilities. This should include 5% of total affordable housing spending directed to support people with developmental disabilities.
The Council of the Federation meeting in Edmonton this week (July 17 - 19, 2017) provides the ideal opportunity for Premiers to express a united commitment to this policy.