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…