Liberals pledge investment in affordable housing

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Today, Justin Trudeau announced that a Liberal government will invest in and make it easier for Canadians to find safe and affordable housing.

“After a decade of Stephen Harper, people in Sault Ste. Marie and area are working harder and longer to make ends meet, in an economy that just doesn’t work for them. Now, more than ever, Canadians require safe, adequate, and affordable housing so that they can raise their families, and pursue employment opportunities,” said Terry Sheehan, Federal Liberal Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie and area. “The Liberal Party of Canada has a plan to make housing more affordable for our seniors, persons with disabilities, lower-income families, and Canadians striving to join the middle class.”

A Liberal government will invest in a comprehensive National Housing Strategy that will:
• Prioritize significant new investments in affordable housing and seniors’ facilities, as part of the Liberals’ historic ten-year investment of nearly $20 billion in social infrastructure;
• Provide $125 million per year in tax incentives to increase and substantially renovate the supply of rental housing across Canada;
• Finance the construction of new affordable rental housing for middle- and low-income Canadians;

“Liberals have a plan to put more money in the pockets of the Canadians who need it most, to assist with rent, and raising their kids,” says, Sheehan. “This is about providing opportunity for everyone.”