A Time for Action: A National Plan to Address Aboriginal Housing

The housing conditions in Aboriginal communities have been well documented and compared to third world conditions. This focuses almost exclusively on Aboriginal housing on Reserve; lesswell known is the reality that almost three-quarters (73%) of the Aboriginal population do not live on reserve, and this non-reserve population is increasing. Moreover, the non-reserve Aboriginal population experiences a much larger rate of housing need than non-Aboriginal population in the same urban centres. Yet in most budget and program decisions this population and need is overlooked – there is no dedicated funding or strategy to address these issues, which as consequence have continued to increase.

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