Ottawa ACORN members will be marching from Parliament Hill this morning to pressure the federal government for a national housing plan.

More than 100 marchers are expected to gather on the Hill at 11:30 a.m. before walking down to the offices of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at 140 O’Connor St. to call for $1.8 billion needed for affordable housing.

“We want to ... make the public aware there is a need for more social housing,” said Kat Fortin, the leader of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Fortin lives in public housing in Mechanicsville.

“The economic crisis has created more need ... The problem of homelessness and housing is not going to go away. It is only going to increase with the current situation.”