Housing

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, this government constantly talks about its support for affordable housing initiatives.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

November 22 is National Housing Day in Canada, and NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) had some questions for the provincial government on the subject.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, today is National Housing Day. In many parts of the Province, housing costs have risen faster than anywhere else in the country, and rents have increased four times faster than the rate of inflation. Rental vacancies are at historic lows.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

Two NDP MHAs are speaking out about the increased number of students needing to use the Campus Food Bank at Memorial University. Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Center) and Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) say the 23 per cent increase in usage is a reflection, in part, of the current housing crisis in St. John’s.

 

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is renewing her call for the provincial government to develop a comprehensive housing strategy that addresses the full spectrum of housing needs in the province, not just social housing.

The renewed call comes after another story of a family getting squeezed out by the current housing crisis hits the media this week.

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice and Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) had questions in the House of Assembly today about psychiatric services in the penitentiary system, and how government is addressing the province’s housing crisis aside from social housing.

 

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, on June 20, the Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation said: I have a minister's committee, a deputy minister's committee, and an interdisciplinary committee within government that deal with the overall picture of housing in the Province and has government reacting to it.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) took advantage of Private Member’s Day today to bring the province’s housing crisis to the House of Assembly.

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) called government out on an election promise today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) brought the plight of seniors facing “skyrocketing” rents to the House of Assembly.

 

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