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Human Resources committee  Yes, and in no way, shape or form do we want to suggest that the government has done nothing on homelessness. I think the Reaching Home program and the reforms to it have been welcome. To the earlier question about rural and remote, though, I think this is an opportunity to expa

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  There's no doubt that the needs of indigenous peoples with disabilities are a unique situation. Between what we hope will be an urban, rural and northern strategy, as well as some of the investments already contained in the existing national housing strategy, we feel that there a

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Thank you for the question. I think the critical next step is to act. We are looking to get, as soon as we can, an announcement of an urban, rural and northern indigenous strategy. As Steve and I mentioned in our remarks, our caucus, which is made up of urban, rural and northern

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Perhaps I can start off. Thank you, Ms. Falk, for the question. Coming from a small northern Ontario town myself, I can appreciate that. There has, at times, almost been a stigma or perhaps a perception that homelessness is a downtown city problem. Certainly it is. I'm sitting

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  One of the challenges facing rural communities or smaller communities, at least from a federal perspective, is that under the federal Reaching Home program, there are a number of community advisory boards, CABs, which serve as, essentially, the local coordinator for homelessness

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Mr. Chair, once again we want to say thank you for your time today. We look forward to the discussion and questions.

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I apologize, Ms. Redfern, for taking part of your remarks. Thank you to the committee for inviting us to speak on this critical issue. CHRA, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is the national association representing social, non-profit and affordable ho

January 28th, 2021Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Finance committee  Of course, as you know, in the national housing strategy there was money set aside for what is called “on reserve”, which was essentially agreements made between the Assembly of First Nations, ITK and the Métis National Council. In that respect, there was some solid governance an

December 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Finance committee  The $5 billion I was referencing was only in regard to an expansion of the rapid housing initiative that was just announced in September. We believe and think that there can be considerably more—although a great amount of that could be in the form of loans rather than strictly gr

December 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Finance committee  Thank you, esteemed Chair, and good afternoon to you and the committee members. Thank you for the invitation to appear today. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our organization, CHRA represents the social, non-profit and affordable housing sector throughout Canada. Our s

December 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  I can give one quick answer to that. Under the national housing strategy, the largest program was the national housing co-investment fund, the $14-billion fund intended to invest in both the repair and renewal of existing units and the building of new units. There are a lot of h

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Thank you for the question. You're absolutely correct. The federal lands initiative represents an opportunity for housing providers to really grow their stock of supply. Let's face it, you cannot build a new property unless you first have the land. During the last election camp

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  Yes, absolutely. There is no doubt about it. As you know, Quebec is the only province that has still not signed an agreement with the federal government to implement national housing strategy measures. If that's okay with you, I will continue in English.

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  We actually did have a conversation with Minister Hussen, perhaps two weeks ago now, in which we reiterated the importance of finalizing an agreement with the Government of Quebec to implement the measures. As the only jurisdiction that has not signed—and it has been two and a h

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison

Human Resources committee  It's difficult to say whether the situation, especially during the pandemic, would have been better had Quebec signed sooner. It does take some time for some of these policies and for properties to be built and put in place. However, since other jurisdictions have signed their ag

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Jeff Morrison