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“Filling the hole in the bucket: Loss of existing affordable rentals massively undermining new affordable supply
At a national level, Canada is losing eleven lower rent affordable homes for every one home added (at considerable subsidy cost) under federal and federal-provincial-territorial programs. Read the article by Steve Pomeroy Industry Professor, McMaster University, Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC).
We can’t build ourselves out of this problem
Podcast: The cost of rent continues to rise right across Canada
CHEC Director Jim Dunn discusses what can be done about soaring rental prices nationally with Ben O’Hara-Byrne on A Little More Conversation.
350,000 affordable housing units lost in a decade
CHEC Industry Professor Steve Pomeroy’s presentation to the Parliamentary HUMA Committee re financialization of housing. Steve’s presentation is from 8:52:16-8:57:49.
Examining the causes of escalating home prices in Canada
CHEC’s Executive Advisor, Steve Pomeroy, contributed to the Summer 2023 edition of Housing Finance International published by the International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF).
Housing Outcomes and Economies, the Environment and Governance
Read CHEC Adjunct Professor Duncan Maclennan’s newly released papers on a systems approach to housing, and housing outcomes as interrelated to economies, the environment and governance. Watch Duncan’s introduction to his three-part ECOH webinar series and prelude to Webinar 1: What Housing Does, a Systems Perspective: Housing Outcomes and Canadian Economies.
Individual investors more to blame for housing evictions, price escalation than REITs: Pomeroy
CHEC Expert Advisor Steve Pomeroy addresses the many facets of housing financialization going well beyond REITS in our latest perspective.
Fixing Up Housing Policy: From Research to Reality Podcast
Does Evidence Influence Policy?
With Molly Harrington And Norm Helfand
An evidence-based approach to decision-making is often pushed by concerned sectors of society. Yet one has to ask: To what extent does evidence influence public policy?
Making Rent Control Work
Prince Edward Island, unlike other provinces, has unit-based rent control, with rent being tied to the units instead of the tenant. However, there is no formal mechanism to know what rent was paid by a previous tenant, despite a provincial bill passed to establish one in 2019.
LGBTQ2 Vulnerability In Housing
With Kenna McDowell
How do we solve the issue of LGBTQ2 vulnerability in housing?
Canadian Housing Course
Women experienced more frequent, and often more severe, violence during the pandemic, creating new challenges for violence against women services and their clients, a newly-released study has found.
Five student researchers from the Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) Project came together recently to engage in a discussion on intersectionality, what it means, and how it can be applied to older persons experiencing homelessness (OPEH) or housing insecurity.
It’s very disappointing that for the third budget in a row this government has ignored the analysis and calls to address of the single most critical issue in the rental market – the substantial and ongoing erosion of existing moderate rent properties.