This report examines the historic context for supply side and demand side approaches to housing assistance. The report provides historical context for supply-side approaches in Canada and examines trends in rental housing and affordability.
The School of Public Policy partnered with the Canadian Municipal Election Study to ask 2,001 Calgarians about their municipal spending priorities. The survey was carried out by Forum Research between November 14 and December 13, 2018. The results are weighted by gender and age. They chose to focus on nine policy areas to capture a … Read More
Housing—as a physical structure, a source of stability or stress, and a part of a neighborhood and community—affects residents’ health. Health and housing partnerships are rooted in evidence that improvements in housing can support physical, mental, and behavioral health. By studying health patterns and determinants at the community or population group level, epidemiologists can help … Read More
This discussion paper seeks to frame these challenges and opportunities and to provide some suggestion of what sector modernization and renewal might entail. It also presents a vision of a possible more sustainable future. The paper provides a brief historical overview as a way to help determine in what ways the current operating models may … Read More
The Neighbourhood Financial Health Index (NFHI) is a new measure and visualization tool created to help municipalities, community organizations, and residents to explore the different dimensions and distribution of financial health in their community.
Many in Canada’s real estate industry have recently declared that Canada’s housing markets have achieved a “soft landing” after the slowdown earlier this year. But a new report from CIBC says the correction is not over yet — a bad sign given the country’s economy has become more dependent on residential real estate than it … Read More
A new report from the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative explores the affordable housing industry’s achievements in creating healthier housing environments and how to apply it to the broader housing marketplace.
The impact of housing and neighbourhood quality on physical health has long been studied in the public health field, but studies that aim to assess those same impacts on mental health are less common. This study examined the relationship between the physical quality of housing and neighborhoods and their interactive effect on the mental health … Read More
Public Interest Alberta, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Alberta College of Social Workers recently published a new child poverty report, One in Six is Too Many: Alberta Child Poverty Update. The report shows that the number of children experiencing poverty has grown by 23.4% since 2006. More than 170,000 Alberta children are living … Read More
The findings in study are consistent with a wide range of previous research on crime and place. It turns out that low-income housing developments that are “hot spots” for crime tend to share certain characteristics. Some are large-scale, structural factors, like concentrated disadvantage and residential instability in the properties’ surrounding neighborhoods. But others are smaller-scale—and … Read More