"When a human being who lives in a home providing comfort and security for themselves and their loved ones no longer has empathy for individuals who live without shelter, it signals to Creator how hollow the human heart has become in today's world. The fact that none of us knows for sure if a day may arrive in the future where a beloved relative may find themselves homeless motivates me to support initiatives generated to end homelessness."
Together, we can end homelessness by addressing the housing affordability crisis in Ottawa.
Starts With Home is a non-partisan campaign to mobilize public and political support for affordable housing and ending homelessness in Ottawa in advance of October’s city election.
Ottawa City Council declared a housing and homelessness emergency in January 2020. Two months later, the coronavirus hit our world in a way that showed just how easily many of us could lose our home. Two years later, Ottawa housing prices have gone up by almost 25%.
We all need a safe, healthy place to live, to do school, work, and thrive. Housing is one of the most basic human needs we have, and without it, staying healthy, learning, working, and building community are almost impossible.
Our quality of life starts with home.
It’s going to take a large coalition of voices to make sure the next City Council prioritizes affordable housing in our community. Add your voice to this growing list and endorse the campaign.
Change starts with home. Change starts with us. Change starts with you.