12/14/2013 07:20 EST | Updated 02/13/2014 05:59 EST

What Co-operative Housing Federation wants to see from governments on social housing

OTTAWA - What the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada would like to see from the federal, provincial and territorial governments on social housing:

-- Maintain current levels of federal rent-geared-to-income assistance for low-income households

-- Organize long-term cost-shared rent supplement programs, to be delivered by provinces and territories

-- Ensure that households now receiving federal rent-geared-to-income housing assistance continue to qualify under new provincial and territorial rent supplement programs

-- Keep the funding stream separate from other government housing initiatives like the Investment in Affordable Housing Program