Calgary’s housing affordability crisis is escalating fast. Housing prices in Calgary are skyrocketing, and people can’t afford to pay. We need to take action to fix the crisis and keep our city affordable.
Right now over 80,000 Calgary households are in need of affordable housing, and those numbers are rising. Each year in Calgary, 2,000 more renters are in need of affordable housing while only 300 new units are built annually. We need more affordable housing and we need it fast.
Decades of underinvestment have put us in a tough spot: Calgary is playing catch up at a critical time. That’s why it’s so important for us to speak up. If thousands of Calgary voters sign the petition for more affordable housing, we can influence our leaders to take immediate action.
Last spring, the Housing Affordability Task Force made a list of practical recommendations to Calgary City Council. Now, we need to make sure that the City of Calgary follows through with those recommendations and invests at least $100 million in affordable housing over the next year.
Add your name to the petition on this page right now to demand that the City of Calgary commits to more affordable housing.