Blog & Media
Below are the multiple short format publications featuring collaborators and initiatives of the Housing Research Collaboratives.
Register now for the HART Launch
The Housing Assessment Resource Tools are going public! The HART Launch event on March 29 marks the first time that the HART tools will be released nationwide. Our researchers will introduce the open-source tools for the very first time, and some HART partners will discuss how the tools have made a difference in their work […]
Douglas Todd: Luxury homeowners in Metro Vancouver pay low income taxes, says UBC study
Author: Douglas Todd
Source: Vancouver Sun
HART comments on Ontario’s Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster
View our full submission here. View the accompanying slides here. The HART Housing Need analysis (Figure 1) shows huge affordable housing deficits in Ontario: 750,000 households paying more than 30% of their pre-tax income on rent, being overcrowded and/or living in substandard homes. This figure excludes the needs of 8-10,000 people who are homeless at […]
If cities don’t want homeless encampments they should help people, not punish them
Author: Penny Gurstein
Source: The Conversation
How Multilateral Agreements Help Governments Realize the Right to Housing
Multilateral agreements are functionally contracts between different levels of government which tie funding to action. They ensure that everyone commits their fair share of resources and follows through on the predetermined goals. They’re also an incredible tool for each level of government to hold each other accountable instead of pointing fingers when something doesn’t get done. When it comes to housing, multilateral agreements are fundamental to easing the affordability crisis, as no single level of government has the power and to do it on their own.
How to build 3.5M affordable homes in 10 years: ideas to address Canada’s housing shortage from Europe
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reported days ago that Canada has a shortage of 3.5 million homes that should be added to existing rates of 2.3 million homes by 2030. This report follows on the heels of a $4 billion Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF), announced in April’s federal 2022 Budget. HAF’s aim is to […]
Affordable Housing is Job One
A letter to the newly re-elected PC party in Ontario on their affordable housing mandate.