Housing need stable in Canada, 1.7 million Canadian households affected

22 November 2017

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Statistics Canada, are releasing the core housing need figures from the 2016 Census. In 2016, the rate of core housing need in Canada stood at 12.7%, representing 1.7M households. This new data indicates the proportion of Canadian households in housing need has remained stable since 2006.

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Plans in Action

Co-ops with an approved capital plan set aside a median of $2,203 per unit in 2016--an increase of 86% from 2007 ($1,186).