Housing Affordability

  • According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and RAHB, spending more than 30 per cent of before tax income on housing is unaffordable.
  • Housing affordability is relative depending upon housing prices, income level, and various things.
  • RAHB works with several community partners to help increase housing affordability at several levels.
  • RAHB also advocates for elected officials and city staff to use proper terminology when speaking about housing affordability and drafting policies and laws that affect Niagara North. For example, “Affordable Housing” is a term that includes all types of housing affordability; however, is used many time to only refer to incidences of social housing or subsidized housing. We advocate for clear understanding and use of proper terminology that can affect all Niagara North residents.