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Housing co-ops encouraged by ongoing commitment to housing in today’s Federal Budget

Published March 19, 2019

For Immediate Release (Ottawa, March 19. 2019) – The Co‑operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) and housing co‑ops across the country are pleased to see continued commitment to the National Housing Strategy in the 2019 Budget.

“CHF Canada welcomes increased investments in rental housing, and we look forward to partnering with the government to develop more co-operative housing so that more families can enjoy an affordable place to call home,” said CHF Canada Executive Director Tim Ross.

Co-ops continue to advocate for the timely implementation of the Strategy, including implementation of the Federal Community Housing Initiative Phase Two (FCHI-2) which will ensure the protection of 20,000 co-op households who depend on government assistance to keep their homes affordable.

For over 50 years co-ops have provided good-quality, long-term affordable housing in vibrant mixed-income communities.

CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing movement. Its members include over 900 non-profit housing co-operatives and other organizations across Canada. More than a quarter of a million Canadians live in housing co-ops, in every province and territory.

For more information:

Tim Ross, Executive Director, 613-314-6267 (mobile), tross@chfcanada.coop

Simone Swail, Manager, Government Relations, 416-605-4432 (mobile), sswail@chfcanada.coop

Scott Jackson, Manager, Communications, 778-227-3864 (mobile), sjackson@chfcanada.coop

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