Parliament Video: Jenny asks questions on the Canada Housing Benefit agreement and Migrant Worker Rights in COVID-19

On June 2, 2020, I questioned Ministers about the long-delayed implementation of the $4 Billion Canada Housing Benefit, first announced in 2017, and about the conditions that migrant workers face during the COVID-19 pandemic in housing, in lack of health care and in seeking a path to permanency in Canada.

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"The $4-billion Canada housing benefit agreement was announced in 2017. It's supposed to provide up to $2,500 per year to help families in need with their rent. We know that poverty and inadequate housing are barriers felt even more by black, indigenous and racialized people.

Can the minister tell us how many families have actually received this housing support?"

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