People wait years for social housing. In before-and-after interviews, the fortunate ones who were placed in secure, affordable housing describe the profound difference it has made in their lives.
There are many strategies needed simultaneously to address housing affordability in Canada. The expansion of social housing supply is a particularly effective one.
Most research on unaffordable housing has focused on homeownership, but rental affordability is also a serious issue.
Hamilton city council’s vote to pass an anti-renoviction bylaw is an important step in addressing housing affordability in Ontario.
The number of Canadians who believe there is too much immigration to Canada rose sharply in 2023. Why have public opinions changed so much in the last year?
The government has made housing a federal policy priority after a decade of neglect. But the scale of the housing crisis means its actions to date are just a start – much more must be done.
Until now, planning and housing regulations have stood in the way of using tiny houses as permanent homes. That’s starting to change as councils look for solutions to the housing crisis.
An approach to building homes collectively, inspired by German baugruppen, has been adopted in Australia with positive results.
A handful of large companies dominate the UK housing market, which may affect new-build supply.
A major factor driving our housing crisis is a shift toward corporate-owned buildings. Today’s guest, Prof. Nemoy Lewis, explains how we got here.
Foreign cities can offer inspiration, but for practical solutions we should look at what’s already happening closer to home.
The Greenbelt fiasco has been an enormous distraction from the challenges facing the Greater Toronto Area — and it’s doubtful the Ford government will significantly change its approach.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s plan to allow developers to build projects on parts of the Greenbelt was under the auspices of providing additional housing. But it would never have been affordable.
International students frequently face challenges finding suitable places to live. Instead of blaming them, the government should be helping them.
As US cities struggle to reduce homelessness, two scholars explain how planners can reform shelter design to be more humane and to prioritize mental health and well-being.
The Greenbelt scandal is among the most serious of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s years in office. So why is he pressuring developers to accelerate construction on Greenbelt lands?
African Nova Scotians have historically suffered the negative consequences of urban redevelopment. New projects in Halifax must involve genuine engagement with racialized communities.
Ontario’s Doug Ford government engages in a casual approach to decision-making that regards normal governance processes as nothing but delay-inducing red tape.
The people with the worst health often live in rental homes likely to make them sicker, and poor policy could make it worse.
An ageing population is caught in a perfect storm of rising house prices and rents, falling home ownership rates, mortgage debt carried into retirement, insecure rentals and a lack of social housing.