Needs Identification

Needs Identification
The Dunning Report: Dimensions of Core Housing Needs in Canada 2nd Edition

A household is said to be in core housing need if its housing falls below at least one of the adequacy, suitability or affordability standards and the household would have to spend 30% or more of its before-tax income to pay the median rent of alternative local housing that is acceptable (meets all three standards). Utilizing CMHC custom tabulations of core need data, this report provides further dimensioning of the core housing need situation in Canada.

Addressing Canada’s Lack of Affordable Housing

This paper discusses the unique features of the low-income rental housing market; and then takes a look at four alternative strategies to addressing the lack of affordable housing in Canada.