At the dawn of the 2020s, Canada has much to do when it comes to taking care of its own ‘house.’

As we enter a new decade, consider: are we living in healthier and stronger communities than in the past?

In the 1990s, Canada’s homelessness problem was labelled a disaster. In the early 2000s, one United Nations (UN) agency called Canada’s situation a “national emergency.”

In 2008, Ontario’s Human Rights Commission called on the provincial government to recognize housing as a basic human right. In 2016, another UN committee criticized Canada for its “persistent housing crisis.”

The country’s housing problem is not new…