Ten things to know about affordable housing in Alberta
I’ve just written a ‘top 10’ overview blog post about affordable housing in Alberta. Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-On a per capita basis, Alberta has far fewer subsidized housing units than the rest of Canada
-Some Alberta cities have much more low-cost rental housing (per capita) than others.
-Going forward, the impact of the federal government’s National Housing Strategy will be modest.
-There are considerable cost savings to be realized when investing in affordable housing, especially when the tenants have serious mental health challenges.
The link to the full blog post is here.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.