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Core housing need reaches an historical high

Nov 15, 2017 Statistics Canada, in collaboration with CMHC today released estimates of core housing need based on the 2016 census data. This is a timely release, coming on the cusp of the federal government’s release of the long awaited national housing strategy,...

New report on repurposing federal social housing funds

Sept 2017 Steve has just published a research brief examining the options and impacts of redirecting federal savings from expiring operating agreements..... it is available here CURE-Policy Brief #8: Reinvesting Federal Social Housing Baseling Funds.pdf

Money for Nothing?

June 2014 Last month Calgary mayor, Naheed Nenshi expressed an interest in mandatory inclusionary zoning to force developers to apportion a percentage of the units they are building for affordable housing (Nenshi senses housing crisis, G&M Mar 28th). While this...

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