The Nova Scotia Social Housing Agreement funds repairs to the province`s 11,625 existing housing units (z.B co-operation units supported by the CMHC) and the NHS is expected to repair and renew more than 300,000 existing units across the country. The new bilateral agreement provides for the protection of existing units and increases them by 15% and repairs 20% of social housing. Existing provincial programs need to be simplified to make them easier to understand, said Deputy Minister Nancy MacLellan. The federal government has suggested that it will not support social housing after 2034, which is why it is asking provinces and territories to develop capacity in this area. The Canadian Housing Allowance will soon be developed by the NHS and added in addition to all provincial/territorial agreements. «The Government of Canada is proud to sign its first bilateral agreement as part of the National Housing Strategy, which will help thousands of Ontario families who are still waiting for an affordable place to call home. For more than a decade, long-term and predictable funds have been needed for housing. Together, we will build strong communities in which Canadians can prosper and prosper today and in the future. – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development and Canada`s Minister of Mortgage and Housing The multilateral framework defines a common vision for housing and lays the groundwork for bilateral agreements on the implementation of important initiatives in the national housing strategy. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Peter Milczyn, Ontario Minister of Housing and Minister of Poverty Reduction Strategy, announced today that they have reached a bilateral agreement under the NHS. This agreement, which is shared by the governments of Canada and Ontario at paid costs, demonstrates a shared commitment to the prioritization of affordable housing. Since the implementation of the National Housing Strategy in the fall of 2017, new communities have been waiting to hear how National Housing Strategy funds are being spent in this province. Today, the province announced that the 10-year, $394.2 million bilateral agreement would continue to fund repairs and renovations to existing housing and support the construction of new housing. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter said he would work with cmHC on a three-year action plan (like other provincial housing ministers) that will include «affordable and accessible housing for those who need it.» Seven housing outcomes will guide this action plan: you can see all the provincial and territorial bilateral agreements on the CMHC/National Housing Strategy website.
The BC government`s $990 million bilateral agreement reflected the priorities of its 30-point plan for affordable housing, including stabilizing the market through the taxation of speculators, cracking down on tax evasion and closing loopholes, partnering with indigenous groups to build supportive housing and strengthening tenant protection.