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Housing: Canadian Households and Evan Siddall

housing: CMHC's corporate plan, released last month, set the ambitious goal of providing all Canadians with homes they can afford and meet their needs by 2030, according to CTV. An estimated 1.6 million Canadian households are considered in core housing need, meaning they live in places that are too expensive or aren't really suitable for them. Evan Siddall said the aim is to raise 100 million more for housing, quickly and likely from private sources, because the money pledged by federal and provincial governments over the next decade or so isn't enough to make housing affordable for everyone in the country. Siddall admitted the goal is a moon-shot, but it's designed to force his agency and others to achieve more than is already eyed in the long-term national housing strategy, whose price tag is over 40 billion. Siddall's agency has been at the centre of housing moves the federal Liberals have made since taking office in late 2015, putting CMHC in charge of major aspects of the national housing strategy unveiled in late 2017. As massive as those investments are by the government of Canada, and the investments similarly that provinces are making, they're not going to be enough, Siddall said in a telephone interview from Victoria, where he had just addressed an affordable-housing conference. ( As reported in the news.