Comprehensive reform of social housing policy
Resolution #128 : Comprehensive reform of social housing policy (Official French version)
A government of the Conservative Party of Québec will sell all government-owned low-rent housing to housing co-ops and housing non-profits, who will then become responsible for their management. The savings this will generate will be used to increase the housing allowance for the underprivileged, allowing them to live where they want instead of living where the government wants to build low-rent housing. In order to reassure landlords who will rent their apartments to low-income tenants, the housing allowance (“allocation-logement”) will be deposited directly into the landlord’s account, thus ensuring that at least part of the rent will be paid in the event of a deadbeat tenant's flight. Lastly, a Government of the Conservative Party of Québec will end rent controls and again use the proceeds thus generated to increase the housing allowance for the poorest tenants to compensate for the rent increases that may follow.