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rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19’s impact on housing affordability

CMHC's Mathieu Laberge shares his perspective on housing affordability in Canada since COVID and what can be done to weather these challenging times.
purpose-built housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The push for more purpose-built rental housing

Strong rental demand continued to outpace supply in 2023 resulting in less available purpose-built rental apartments and lower affordability, according to new report from CMHC.
Canada

REMI Network

Canada rekindling war-time housing plan

Canada is creating a catalogue of pre-approved home designs that builders can use to create more density and help solve the housing crisis.
Bill C-56

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto announces RHI funding for new affordable housing project

The City of Toronto announced new funding for 106 rent-geared-to-income and supportive homes at 165 Elm Ridge Dr. as part of Phase 3 of the federal Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI).
Board renewal brings six openings at CMHC

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Board renewal brings six openings at CMHC

Board renewal at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is opening up positions for a new chairperson and five directors.
Alberta housing starts

Construction Business

Bird wins Canada’s tallest modular build contract

Bird Construction has been awarded the tallest ever modular build in Canada - a 14-storey housing project ln Vancouver.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Social and affordable housing in Canada

With the national vacancy rate hovering at 2.5 percent, bringing more social and affordable rental housing to market is on every government's agenda.
rent growth

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Surging demand leads to tightening of rental market

Despite an increase in rental supply, surging demand pushed Canada's vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartments down to 1.9 per cent in 2022, according to new data from CMHC.
multi-unit housing starts

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multi-unit projects drive 2022 housing starts

In Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, multi-unit construction drove the year's housing starts, with rental apartments and condominiums accounting for the majority of 2022 housing projects.
labour shortage

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Labour shortage expected to impact housing construction

New CMHC report looks at the skilled labour shortage and how Canada's 2030 housing objectives might be impacted.
Squamish nation

Construction Business

Squamish Nation housing project breaks ground

The federal government is providing a $1.4-billion loan to the Squamish First Nation to build 3,000 homes on traditional lands in Vancouver.
affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New report details steps to restore housing affordability

To achieve housing affordability for everyone in Canada by 2030, CMHC estimates the country will need an additional 3.5 million units.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Addressing housing supply in Budget 2022

Budget 2022 proposes a new Housing Accelerator Fund, expanding the Rapid Housing Initiative and incentivizing energy-efficient rental construction, among other key steps.
Residence at Weston

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Dream unveils major upgrades to “Residence at Weston”

Dream announced it has secured a $153-million loan under CMHC’s new MLI Select insurance product to finance affordable units and energy retrofits at the Residence at Weston apartment complex.
REMI

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Lower-income renters still lack housing options

According to CMHC’s 2022 Rental Market Report, lower-income renters are still lacking housing options in most Canadian cities.
made in Canada retrofit solutions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Advancing Canadian-made retrofit solutions

New CMHC report emphasizes Canadian-made retrofit solutions and steps to streamline multi-res projects as 2030 GHG emission targets loom.
housing instability

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Development-led evictions add to housing woes

New CMHC data explores the prevelance and implications of development-led evictions and other trends impacting Toronto's rental housing landscape.