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Jury’s still out on whether housing strategy will result in enough affordable units

By Jane Londerville      

The rollout of funds and production of units has some housing specialists concerned.

Many households that are renting pay far more than 30 per cent of their income on housing, says retired real estate professor Jane Londerville. Photograph courtesy of Kurt Bauschardt.

The Liberal government launched its National Housing Strategy to great fanfare in November 2017. Proclaimed to be the first such strategy for Canada, it is a 10-year plan with a $40-billion funding commitment. Specifics of the programs to support the strategy have since been announced. But the rollout of funds and production of units has some housing specialists concerned.

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