Housing and homelessness are national issues. There is no silver bullet to deal with these challenges; the problem is two-dimensional spanning availability and affordability. The City has the responsibility to help augment and leverage the federal and provincial plans. A Mayor Kadri council would be committed to contribute in a meaningful and responsible ways to eliminate homelessness and establish affordable housing for all residents of Ottawa. Homelessness, affordability and availability are a plight but housing is a right.