Affordable Housing in the Yukon
Earlier today, over at the Northern Public Affairs web site, I blogged about a recent (and controversial) decision made by the Yukon government about affordable housing in the Yukon. Â Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-Very little affordable housing gets built in Canada without federal assistance.
-Without financial assistance from senior levels of government, for-profit developers in Canada generally don’t find it worthwhile to build rental housing even for middle-income tenants (never mind low-income tenants).
-Going forward, federal funding for existing social housing in the Yukon is declining.
The full blog post can be accessed at this link.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.