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The perverse math of homeless investment

Issue: In late September, CMHC announced a new Rapid Housing Initiative to create 3,000 spaces for homeless persons. This funds new modular construction and acquisition-conversion of non-residential property; but it does not encompass acquisition of existing moderate...

Why Canada needs a non-market rental acquisition strategy. May 2020

By Steve Pomeroy The challenge: Canada is losing affordable housing faster than we can create it The erosion of “naturally occurring affordable housing” (NOAH) units is the most serious threat to Canada's supply of affordable housing. Between 2011 and 2016 the number...

What will 2019 hold for Canada’s affordable housing sector?

In a case of ‘be careful what you ask for,’ Canada’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) delivered on what advocates had been clamouring for – the re-engagement of the federal government in housing and longer-term predictable funding in order to build and stimulate an...

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