November 21st: National Day of Action for Housing!

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Dear fellow housing advocates across the country,

We have a housing and homelessness crisis in Canada.

November 21st: We will be heard.

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
Speak up for an end to the housing crisis!
Speak out for an end to homelessness!

Groups in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Whitehorse are mobilizing for a common day of action as part of National Housing Day on Friday, November 21st! Events across Canada are posted here.

Our demands:
1.    We need a national housing strategy now!
2.    Stop the cuts now! (cuts by the federal government to subsidies for social housing.. and cuts to housing & homelessness in general)

In Canada, we have 150,000 to 300,000 people who are visibly homeless, plus 450,000 to 900,000 people who are among the “hidden homeless.”

The homelessness crisis may soon get even worse.

In Canada, 365,000 low income households are at risk of losing their homes because the Federal government refuses to renew subsidies for social housing. Meanwhile, the waiting list for social housing continues to grow in all of our communities.

In 2009, Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, called the housing and homelessness crisis in Canada a “national emergency.” Yet, Canada remains the only G8 nation in the world without a national housing strategy, and our government continues to cut funding to housing and homelessness programs.

Join us on November 21st as we raise our voices collectively to say enough is enough!
Stop the cuts!
We need a national housing strategy now!

Please contact righttohousingcoalition@gmail.com to join us in speaking out on November 21st and let us know what you are planning in your community!

Social media: Wherever you are across the country, whether you are on the streets with us, in your office or in your home, be part of our social media campaign – use the hashtag #right2housing (et #logementundroit en français) on Nov 21st to join the collective call to say HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! Join our collective voice on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Instagram! Every voice counts!
Also, please click this link and support our #right2housing flash mob on Thunderclap so our message will be heard loud and clear across social media: http://thndr.it/1q3zgza

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