Ten things to know about subsidized rental housing in Alberta
In anticipation of next week’s Alberta budget, I’ve written a ‘top 10’ overview of subsidized rental housing in the province.
Points raised in the blog post in include the following:
-On a per capita basis, Alberta has far fewer subsidized housing units than the rest of Canada.
-In 2017, BC’s provincial government funded more than 15 times as many housing units than Alberta, despite having a roughly similar overall population, and despite Alberta having an NDP government at the time.
-The impact of Canada’s National Housing Strategy will be modest.
-When Alberta’s provincial government does fund new subsidized units, the process lacks transparency.
-The Government of Alberta lacks a clear, public reporting structure for provincially-subsidized housing.
-In October 2019, the UCP government unveiled its first budget, announcing some housing cuts.
The link to the blog post is here.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.