For too many of our neighbours, a safe, secure and affordable place to lay their heads at night is not within reach.

We believe in a future where every Londoner has a home.

With rising costs, precarious employment, and a lack of affordable housing, thousands of children, seniors and vulnerable adults can’t count on this basic necessity.

Our Indigenous and newcomer communities are particularly vulnerable to the equation of low-income and high rent.

More Londoners are vulnerable to a lack of housing.

In 2017, the rental vacancy rate in London was just 1.8%, a drop from the already low 2.1% in 2016 and 3.8% in 2011.*

A healthy housing market has a 3% vacancy rate.**

Indigenous households are more likely to be living in inadequate, unsuitable or unaffordable housing.

In 2016, 26.5% of Indigenous households were living in inadequate conditions, which is nearly double that of non-Indigenous households.***

An increasing amount of Londoners don’t have access to affordable housing.

Those who are spending 30% or more of their total household income on housing, have a housing affordability problem.

In 2015, 45.6% of London renters spent more than 30% of their income on rent, up 2% from 2010. While this is the same as the average for Ontario, it’s 5.7% higher than the Canadian average.****

* City of London

** Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

*** Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

**** Statistics Canada

We believe in a community where an adequate, safe, and affordable place to lay your head isn't out of reach. Where everyone, from our very youngest to our most senior, from our newest Canadians to those who have been here for generations, has equal access to safe housing, so they can build their lives, their futures, and be part of the community.

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