2019 Federal Election: A Unique Opportunity to Help Unlock the Door to Homeownership

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The writ has been dropped and Canadians are going to the polls on October 21. The coming federal election serves as a unique opportunity to help unlock the door to homeownership! The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has been at the forefront of the effort to help unlock the door for thousands upon thousands of…

Climate Change and Affordability – Getting it right

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Like housing affordability, climate change is a top-of-mind issue for Canadians this election. And there's an important role that housing can play. But smart climate change policy is required to ensure that addressing climate change doesn’t put homeownership further out of reach. The federal government has policy levers to address climate change and improve affordability…

Share your story!

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Are you concerned about housing affordability? Whether you're looking to become a first-time home buyer or own your own property now, we want to hear from you! There are many factors affecting Canadians' ability to afford their own homes. Tell us about your experience. Are you facing any roadblocks as you try to become a…

The Housing Continuum

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Housing in Canada works as a continuum. Those who are in core housing need (like emergency shelters) are on one end, and those who can purchase market-rate housing (or rent if they prefer) are on the other. It looks like this: Canadians Want to Own their Homes About 94% of Canadians either live in a…

About the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

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CHBA’s Mission Statement: CHBA’s mission is to support our members and their ability to meet the aspirations of Canadians for housing affordability, quality and choice. The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been the voice of Canada's residential construction industry for over 76 years. Started in 1943, our not-for-profit association represents one of the largest…

What is the Missing Middle?

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Have you ever noticed that some neighbourhoods are made up of only one kind of house that would appeal to a very specific buyer? Have you ever been frustrated that there’s nowhere to shop in your neighbourhood within walking distance? It’s a common problem in Canada, and one that we call “the missing middle.” If…