It seems to me that many people are talking about housing affordability and availability. I noticed this during the campaign last Fall and I am glad to see many of these conversations still happening. In fact, just last week they were again discussing this issue on one of my favourite shows, The Agenda. It seems every day there is an article in the news on this topic as well. Recently Jennifer Keesmat shared her thoughts on why she believes our housing market is falling down on affordability. Saturday's Star shared that new provincial regulations on housing could impact community benefits negatively.
It's reassuring that this issue remains on so many people's radar. Of course, we need to do more than simply read some articles or watch a news program occasionally. In fact, HHUG suggests we take action to become Housing Heroes! That brings us to Brent Toderian's City Resolution #10. It states: "Tell your elected leaders that you insist on real action on homelessness, starting with actual homes and supportive services, whether you can see its effects in your neighborhood yet or not. Remember that this is about human values, not property values. Remind them that providing homes for the homeless actually saves us all public money."
In order to create change in our communities, we need to inform our elected officials about the kind of community we want to live in. This week, take a moment to share your vision for our community with your elected officials. #365ofgoodWR