In August, YWCA Canada made a written submission to the National Housing Council’s first-ever review panel, on the financialization of purpose-built rental housing. The business model of financializing purpose-built rental housing has a huge impact on equity-seeking groups and low-income communities. Our submission highlighted the gendered impact of the financialization of purpose built-rental housing on the right to adequate housing, and the connection between financialization and gender-based violence.
YWCA Canada recommends that the federal government take action to fully fund the spectrum of women’s housing, including shelters, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing and to embed a rights-based approach to Canada’s National Housing Strategy.
To read about our full submission, click here.