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Apply to the Emerging Housing Scholar Program
CHEC-CCRL is pleased to invite applications to the Collaborative Housing Research Network Emerging Housing Scholar program for 2023-2024. CHEC aims to attract new graduate students to housing, homelessness and related disciplines to develop the quality and quantity of the research talent in the CHRN network.
We can’t build ourselves out of this problem
Home sales down 40% from last year
CHEC Director Jim Dunn explains why home sales are down from last year and discusses the current state of Canada’s housing market on CTV Your Morning.
Towards a sustainable, affordable housing system
Housing expert Steve Pomeroy and housing and human rights lawyer Mohamad Bsat had a fireside chat to discuss what can be done to move Hamilton towards a sustainable affordable housing system and what that will mean for the residents who need it.
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.
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
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.
Non-Profit Perspectives on the Rights to Housing People Can Afford
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...
Rebutting the Debunkers
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.