CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says, if elected, he would offer rental subsidies of up to $5,000 each to provide immediate help for families struggling to pay for housing.
Speaking to reporters on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, Singh said Thursday morning that a New Democrat government would build half-a-million affordable houses across the country over the next decade.
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But he said people need help right now, and that’s why the NDP is also promising to provide a rental subsidy.
“To help out nearly 500,000 families with up to $5,000 in support each year,” he said.
Singh added there’s a massive crisis across Canada as people struggle to afford housing. He also argued it’s not just a problem in big cities, but a major concern in smaller communities as well.
Singh made the announcement at a construction site in Campbell River, B.C.