Affordable Housing

The average food bank client spends over 70% of their income on housing, putting them at high risk of homelessness and forcing them to make difficult choices, like that between rent and food.

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(Un)affordable Housing & Hunger

The lack of affordable housing options is a major driver of food bank use in Ontario.

The OAFB has written extensively about the importance of creating more affordable housing in the fight against hunger.

Join Our Campaign For More Affordable Housing

Show your support for more affordable housing by joining our campaign below!

How Can I Participate?

  1. Postcard: Pick up our postcard at your local food bank (or print your own on cardstock), fill in the back with your support, and mail it to your MPP!
  2. Contact: Call, email, or visit your MPP and ask them if they support investments in affordable housing.
  3. Social Media: Post about why affordable housing is important to you.  Use #HungerActionMonth so we can boost it, and tag your MPP.

Who Should I Contact?

  1. Your Own MPP: Find your riding and MPP’s contact information at Elections Ontario.
  2. Other Key MPPs:
    • Premier Doug Ford (@FordNation)
    • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark (@SteveClarkPC)
    • Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, Lisa MacLeod (@MacLeodLisa)

Shareable Quick Facts

We created some infographics with quick facts about the importance of affordable housing and actions for change!