Housing Needs Assessment Tool (2022)

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The Housing Needs Assessment tool, developed by Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) & University of British Columbia provides a framework to compare housing needs across Canada.

Key insights:

  • The tool leverages census data to define the cost of affordable housing and the percentage of households with a core housing need for each area median household income category.
  • The tool additionally articulates the total affordable housing deficit in a given community based on income level and household size.
  • Households with a core housing need are further broken down by priority population (e.g., single mother households, Indigenous households, etc.).
  • Users can explore trends at the national, provincial, regional, and municipal level.