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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.

Housing First policy


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

Learn the fundamentals and advance your career in the growing field of Canadian Housing.

Blog Posts

Media Release re: Violence Against Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Applying an Intersectional Lens to Older Persons Experiencing Homelessness

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.

Housing in Budget 2022: lots of words, but very few homes

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.

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