Affordable Housing Crisis
Too many people in Hamilton find themselves in unaffordable housing situations. Rents are increasing, as are waiting lists for subsidized housing through City Housing Hamilton. As areas of the city continue to gentrify, the challenge becomes worse. New, affordable units are not being added nearly fast enough. It has become a crisis for many individuals and families.
45 per cent of Hamilton renters living in unaffordable housing, new report says
Average rent in the downtown core, mountain has risen 40 per cent in 8 years
Christine Rankin · CBC News · Posted: Dec 01, 2019
Reports released by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton show that 45 per cent of renters are living in unaffordable housing and using a disproportionate amount of their income just for shelter.
The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) is publishing documents over the next few weeks on the rental housing crisis in Hamilton, where prices keep rising and residents can’t keep up.
Solving Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis
Fri., May 17, 2019
This Tuesday (May 21) the City of Hamilton will host a Housing Summit, bringing together an array of community service providers, advocates and persons with lived experience to discuss how we are addressing our affordable housing crisis and what more needs to be done.
It’s a complicated issue, made more complicated by significant changes we’ve seen in the housing market, including the rising cost of housing; and the increase in demand for housing. In order to achieve a long-term solution, we need to change the policies that create and maintain homelessness and drastically alter the underlying contributors to homelessness.
Editorial: Housing crisis is making Hamilton a sicker city
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis is not new. But if you have been following The Spectator’s housing series, which wraps up Oct. 19, you know that, and you also know it has gone from being serious to critical.
The million dollar question is: what can and needs to be done about it?