In a period when homelessness and housing costs have reached crisis levels, it’s time to look at housing co-operatives as a potential game-changer.
Domestic violence is a housing issue. Ensuring survivors have access to safe accommodation is key to enabling them to escape.
It’s getting much harder in the US to find an affordable home, even for people who work multiple jobs.
Housing affordability has been an important public policy issue since the onset of the pandemic. Economist Emily Hamilton explains the research on some popular affordable housing policies.
Affordable housing has become a middle-class problem, and Ontario’s latest housing report reflects an approach that continues to marginalize those with the greatest need.
The most affordable homes face the highest risks from disasters for three key reasons.
So much went wrong with the homes built by the Make It Right Foundation that its low-income homebuyers were deprived of the financial security they were promised.
As demand grows for real estate and housing prices rise, more people are being priced out of the market. Government intervention is needed to produce affordable housing and control speculation.
More housing supply doesn’t mean lower prices. If policy-makers want to make homes more affordable, they must tackle developers who drive up prices and consider taxing capital gains on homes.
This approach would cause an outcry, but when it comes to homelessness, addressing only the symptoms has been the norm.
Women, girls and gender-diverse people have unique experiences of housing and housing loss.
The government has long promoted the idea that we can build our way out of the housing crisis. Startling numbers of empty homes suggest the problem isn’t one of scarcity but affordability
Studies show that tenants facing eviction who have a lawyer are a lot less likely to lose their home.
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
The fact that Canadian house prices have risen far beyond rental rates tells us that it’s due to financial factors alone — not a lack of supply. House prices are asset prices.
The dream of home ownership has been a tool of dispossession and exclusion and has perpetuated the commodification of housing.
In the formal real estate industry, there is an emerging narrative that affordable housing deficits in African cities represent a vast untapped market
Millions of Americans with tens of billions in unpaid rent face eviction and loss of their home.
Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here’s how it’s evolving for the future.
We need more research and research capacity that’s better suited to current housing challenges. We must inform housing providers and policy-makers to provide solutions and evaluate those solutions.