All partners in housing know that the ecosystem and intervention methods exist. However, we are worried about creating something of a parallel network or operation. We want to ensure that the money gets into the system to meet the needs.
I can already tell you that we currently have in the system 10,000 homes ready to be built and funded through Quebec government programs. That represents 180 projects, which are lacking funding.
If the federal government is providing the money, we want that money to come into the system as soon as possible, as it is urgent to achieve success and obtain results. As we were saying to you, that takes three years.
If Quebec had an agreement with the federal government, housing would potentially be available soon to meet those needs. However, we don't have an agreement right now. To come back to that agreement, we must choose the fastest method and ensure that the money quickly makes its way into a system that works as it should.
Even though it is not perfect and there are issues, we deserve credit for having a housing system that takes some pressure off vulnerable individuals, both in homelessness and in all housing areas, during the 1990s and up until today.