Housing Affordability in Canada

For generations, Canadians have viewed homeownership as not only a major life milestone, but an investment in their future. But homeownership is increasingly difficult for the average Canadian to achieve. Governments hold the key to unlocking the door to homeownership again.

Addressing Housing Affordability [Videos]

The Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic, and Green Parties were each asked two questions related to housing affordability. These are their responses.

“As a 27 year old male affordable housing is a huge concern! [….] The only way I can afford a house in the future is to live at home and save for a bigger down payment…. Some people don’t have that opportunity and with rent being so high, they will never have the chance of owning a home.”


“With the real estate market the way it is right now… to sell a home at a profit and to down size, you end up paying more for a smaller home/condo/modular [so…you] might as well stay where [you] are!!”


“I cannot save for a down payment due to soaring Ontario rent prices. More than half my pay goes to rent and I am not even in the GTA.”


Unlocking the Details

In the blog posts below we will explore a variety of topics as the federal election campaign unfolds. Check back often to get informed about what’s happening in the housing affordability space. Scroll through for more.
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