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A Call to Action for Developers: Focusing on Temporary and Supportive Housing in Canada

Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis. The combination of high demand and low supply has resulted in bidding wars, inflated prices, and a general sense of frustration and helplessness among would-be buyers and renters. While the government has been working on initiatives to try and address this issue, there is still a lot of progress to be made. One area that needs attention is temporary and supportive housing.


Transient housing is temporary accommodation for people who are homeless or otherwise unable to live in permanent housing. This can include shelters, motels, hotels, and even couch-surfing. Supportive housing is long-term accommodation for people with disabilities or mental health issues. This type of housing includes group homes, supported living arrangements, and halfway houses.


The Need for Temporary and Supportive Housing in Canada

There are a number of reasons why temporary and supportive housing should be given more attention by developers. For one, there is an ever-growing population of people who are transient or do not have a permanent address due to job loss, divorce, or other reasons. Traditional housing options often underserve this population and as a result, may end up homeless or precariously housed. Furthermore, an increase in temporary and supportive housing can help free up traditional housing stock, making it more affordable and accessible for people looking for long-term homes.


In addition to helping those who are already struggling with housing insecurity, increasing the available temporary and supportive housing options can also help prevent homelessness. For example, providing more affordable housing options can help those at risk of losing their homes due to job loss or other financial difficulties from ending up on the streets. In this way, focusing on temporary and supportive housing can have a positive ripple effect throughout Canadian society.


How Developers Can Help

Developers have the power to make a real difference when it comes to increasing the availability of temporary and supportive housing in Canada. By working with government officials and community leaders, they can help to create more support for people who are struggling with housing insecurity or precarity. They can also use their position within the market to advocate for changes that will make it easier for people to access safe, affordable, and adequate housing. In short, developers have the potential to be true agents of change when it comes to addressing Canada’s ongoing housing crisis.



Temporary and supportive housing should be given more attention by developers because there is an ever-growing population of people who are transient or do not have a permanent address. This population is often underserved by traditional housing options and, as a result, may end up homeless or precariously housed. An increase in temporary and supportive housing can help free up traditional housing stock, making it more affordable and accessible for people who are looking for long-term homes. In addition, providing more affordable housing options can help those who are at risk of losing their homes due to both job loss and other financial difficulties from ending up on the streets.In this way,focusing on temporary and supportive housing can have a positive ripple effect thorughout Candian society. Developers have the potential to be true agents of change when it comes to addressing Canada’s ongoing housing crisis.