The CAQ government KILLED Quebec’s social housing program, AccèsLogis. The fate of social housing in the province is now left to private developers, while non-profit organizations are on the hook for bills required to complete housing projects under the old program.
Local 514 spoke with Brick by Brick, which builds affordable housing in Parc-Extension, to understand how the government cutting AccèsLogis has left them with bills they can’t pay.
AccèsLogis will be replaced by the Société d’habitation du Québec. The new program requires developers to allocate 30% of their builds as affordable housing, however, developers are only enforced to keep these prices affordable for only 10 years. This means in a decade, we may be in a greater crisis of accessing affordable housing than we are now.