Daily Diigo Public Link 02/05/2008

by Yule Heibel on February 4, 2008

Affordable housing gap tops $1 billion (Toronto Star) Annotated

tags: affordability, affordable_housing, funding, housing, municipal_funding, toronto

“Canada is the only major country that doesn’t have a national housing strategy, the report notes.” The article deals specifically with Toronto and Ontario, but most of what it argues holds for every desirable (and expensive) city (including Victoria) in Canada. This article, by Laurie Monsebraaten, is followed up by a second one from the same day; see http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/299928 “The long wait for affordable places to live” by Tanya Talaga.

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summerafter February 6, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Affordable housing is apparently one area that the Canadian democracy fails to match the welfare state-ish developments of the rest of the West. Sounds like they’re onto it though.

thomson2008 November 11, 2008 at 5:13 am

Every province and territory, except Ontario, has made at least modest gains in raising housing funding from 2001,” says the national report card on housing to be released tomorrow on the eve of a provincial housing ministers’ meeting in Vancouver Wednesday.
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