We have a problem in Canada
In Canada, nearly 5 million people live in poverty – that’s approximately 2 million families.
Over half a million Canadian households live in social or affordable housing, with a waitlist of nearly 300,000. When people living in poverty do find housing, they often have no beds to sleep on, places to sit, desks to study at, or pots and pans to cook with.
Our research shows each person moving into an empty apartment requires a minimum of $4000 in available funds to turn empty housing into a furnished established home.