Solutions to Homelessness – Lunch Talk at Innovation Works

Abe’s solutions: 

The City of London toolbox approach to homelessness is appropriate. 

 We need many housing supports and services, such as 

Noted: The province of Ontario quietly stopped 250 million spending when the federal government’s Affordable Housing strategy was implemented

Social assistance has not increased despite inflation rising at 6.7%.  Calls to reverse inflation or ensure a guaranteed annual income—caution here though as could be easy to underestimate that income 

Stop bad faith evictions:  For example “we are going to spray units for bugs—then evict the entire building for “not complying”, renovictions. 

Need rent control for units 

Need to tax escalating land holding 

Need to stop single family growth—rather should intensify development 

Build more public housing—there is still no plan for this.