Blog & Media
Below are the multiple short format publications featuring collaborators and initiatives of the Housing Research Collaboratives.
Access the report: Financialization in 13 cities This comparative report draws from experts across 13 cities, including HRC collaborators Penny Gurstein and Tom Davidoff, to help understand how financialization is defined and experienced in different contexts. Since this report was compiled, a study just released using data from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program showed that 45.6% of […]
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 […]
Author: Douglas Todd
Source: Vancouver Sun
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 […]
Author: Penny Gurstein
Source: The Conversation
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 […]
A letter to the newly re-elected PC party in Ontario on their affordable housing mandate.