Time to fix the housing crisis
Brad Woodside, president of The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, says that now is the time to fix the housing crisis. The Federation has created a forum for debate on housing and the economy bringing together non-profit, health, industry and private sectors to work towards affordable housing for everyone. They aim to give better opportunities for those at the bottom end of the ladder and create a smoother transition through the rental market and into property ownership. Read the full story.
Affordability is a key issue for the housing market in Canada with 25 per cent of householders spending nearly a third of their income on housing and 200,000 a year recorded as homeless. Writing in the