Our collaborators write short format publications addressing relevant topics mainly related to their current research.
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.
Scraping By: Highlights from Five Months of Craigslist Rental Listings
Over the years, there has been no shortage of coverage in the media around what it costs to Live in Vancouver. Some use annual rental market reports by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, others base their data on monthly reports by housing classified sites Padmapper and Rentals.ca. Few, if any, report positive changes […]
Policy implications of implementing RRTZ
With the creation of RRTZ, the province of British Columbia has enabled a new tool for Municipalities, to protect and secure rental housing from the multiple market forces that put it at risk. However, in our latest report, “Residential Rental Tenure Zoning: The Economic Effect on the Delivery and Maintenance of Rental Housing”, Professors […]
Is Residential Rental Tenure Zoning the key to solve the housing crisis in BC?
It is no surprise that housing affordability in British Columbia is in a state of crisis, despite the efforts made by the provincial and local governments to address the problem. This is why we in the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) are constantly exploring new tools and methods to alleviate the housing situation. As part […]
HRC Research Informs Knowledge Mobilization Strategy to Shape Federal Platforms and Increase Voter Turn Out
Last spring, members of the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) in BC, and colleagues in our Balanced Housing Supply Research Node across the country, contributed evidence-informed policy recommendations for a Federal Housing Policy Framework that we collectively prepared in advance of the federal election. The work was led by HRC members, Dr. Paul Kershaw of […]
Partnerships in Affordable Housing: 3 innovative cases in BC
Does it ever feel like the housing affordability crisis is here to stay? And that there is little hope for households to be able to afford decent housing? Turns out there is hope, and we at the Housing Research Collaborative (HRC) had a session at the 2019 BC Land Summit where we introduced to […]