CMHC works with a wide range of partners to identify, communicate and fill data gaps to better understand housing conditions. This focuses on the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations. This increases the ability to develop housing policy in anticipation of changing housing needs, conditions and market forces.

OVERVIEW

Canada is addressing housing data gaps by collecting comprehensive data and developing new tools to analyze market conditions. CMHC works with a wide range of partners to identify, communicate and fill data gaps to better understand housing conditions. This focuses on the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

This diverse sources of housing data are used to develop indicators to measure progress toward NHS outcomes. CMHC is also developing new indicators to measure these outcomes, including housing affordability, housing hardship, building condition and extended useful life of community and affordable housing, social and economic inclusion.

This data will serve as the basis for research. It will track and follow the implementation progress of the strategy. Ultimately, it will help us to better understand the impacts of the policies of the National Housing Strategy over its 10 years.

RESOURCES

CMHC in collaboration with Statistics Canada released the core housing need figures from the 2016 Census in November 2017. Data indicate that the proportion of Canadian households in housing need has remained stable since 2006. In 2016, the rate of core housing need in Canada stood at 12.7%, representing 1.7M households.

Contact

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