In the News: Op-Ed – Non-profits a key to solving housing crisis

“Now is the time to pull together, act and invest in the measures we know will deliver the housing options we need. We haven’t a moment to lose. Ontarians are depending on us. Let’s bring affordable housing home now.”
Opinion-editorial by United Ways of Ontario, in Metroland news outlets. Dec. 12, 2023

Top leaders from 22 United Ways across Ontario have agreed that the non-profit housing sector is ready-built to meet the continuum of need for urgent and long-term affordable housing in communities across the province. In this op-ed published in the Metroland Media chain, United Way Elgin Middlesex is among signatories advocating for greater support for the community housing sector and implementation of the new United Way-led action plan, Bringing Affordable Housing Home.

United Way Elgin Middlesex is a leader in affordable-housing advocacy, and President and CEO Kelly Ziegner was an invited participant last month in a province-led forum that will inform the government’s upcoming housing supply action plan.

Download the action plan for housing stability in Ontario.