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Review and options to strengthen the National Housing Strategy
Documents prepared for the Office of the Federal Housing Advocate by CHEC’s Executive Advisor, Steve Pomeroy, have recently been made public. Please see the full report here. French versions are posted as well.
Updating analysis on erosion of lower rent
stock from 2021 census
CHEC’s Executive Advisor Steve Pomeroy wrote a report on the erosion of lower rental stock based on 2021 census data. You can view the full document here.
Jurisdictional Scan of “Affordable Housing” Definitions Across Canada
Michelle Verbeek and Chance Gordon at CHEC completed a jurisdictional scan of affordable housing definitions across the country. Click below to access the full report.
Best Evidence 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
Written by: Patricia Streich, Housing Consultant & Researcher Canada’s 2017 National Housing Strategy (NHS) declared that all Canadians have a right to housing: people deserve a place to live that they can afford with 30% of their incomes. Non-profit...
It seems that my article on the factors contributing to excessive home price increases has generated considerable debate – most notably by those who assert the problem is lack of supply. Unlike many other articles, I sought to use data and evidence to challenge this view.
Current housing-related programs and policies implemented across Canada do not consider gender in an appropriate and effective manner (gender-blind).