In 2022–2023, the Office of the Federal Housing Advocate launched a new partnership with McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities for ending veteran homelessness. The Max Bell Policy Lab will review existing literature, interview key informants and craft recommendations to guide the Advocate’s future work in this area. The final report and recommendations will be presented in 2023.
Last year, the Advocate also had the pleasure of engaging with the Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI), which exists to build affordable housing that helps fix Ottawa's housing crisis and gets at-risk people into secure, safe homes. One of their projects includes an affordable housing community for veterans, which the Advocate visited on November 11, 2022.