By Sydney Rankmore and Liana Glass
Partner Organization: Yukon Housing Corporation
Canada’s National Housing Strategy will provide 300,000 households with “affordability support through the Canada Housing Benefit” (CHB), which is being co-designed by the provincial and territorial housing agencies and CMHC and will be launched cross-Canada in 2020. The federal government has set out several themes for the CHB including mitigation of potential inflationary impacts and progressive portability. This research project focused on progressive portability, which has proved difficult to define. Through a literature review and interviews with qualified informants in Yukon, the research explored how other jurisdictions have implemented progressively portable rental supplements and how these could be applied in the unique Yukon context.