Conservative Plan includes affordable housing, Indigenous housing strategy, and pledge to build one million homes – Eric Melillo

Election 2021 Erin O'Toole
Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O'Toole

KENORA – ELECTION 2021 – A Conservative government will address the housing crisis in Northwestern Ontario, says Kenora riding candidate Eric Melillo.

“There is a housing crisis in Canada and in the Kenora riding, and it’s only gotten worse under the Liberals,” said Melillo. “Our Conservative housing plan will increase housing stock by building one million homes over the next three years, investing in affordable housing, and bringing more rental units into the market – because everybody deserves a place to call home.”

The federal Conservative launched their recovery strategy today.

A Conservative government will also partner with Indigenous communities to implement a “By Indigenous, For Indigenous” housing strategy. “Instead of continuing outdated paternalistic policies, Conservatives are committed to respecting the autonomy of Indigenous communities and supporting them in meeting their own housing needs,” Melillo stated.

The Conservative housing plan includes:

  • Building one million homes in the next three years
  • Encouraging foreign investment in affordable rental housing
  • Partnering with municipalities and the private sector to bring new rental units into the market
  • Allowing Canadians to defer capital gains tax when selling a rental property or reinvesting in rental housing
  • Incentivizing corporations and private landowners to donate property to land trusts for the development of affordable housing
  • Exploring converting unneeded office space into housing
  • Releasing at least 15% of federal government real estate for homes
  • Making it easier for families to get a mortgage
  • Implementing a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” housing strategy
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