Ontario's affordable housing wait list grows


B00Mer
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Ontario's affordable housing wait list grows

Affordable housing wait lists in Ontario continue to grow, but those numbers no longer tell the full story, according to the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association.



A record 171,360 Ontario households were waiting for affordable housing in 2015, with average wait times of almost four years, according to an annual report that tracks need across the province.

But the report, being released Wednesday by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, will be the organization’s last.

With the province set to introduce a portable housing benefit and municipalities offering housing supplements and other programs to subsidize rent, the association says its annual tally of households waiting for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units no longer represents the full picture of supply and need in Ontario.

The association will be develop new ways to track the province’s affordable-housing landscape for future reports. (Housing is generally defined as “affordable” when a household pays no more than 30 per cent of gross income on shelter costs.)

“All levels of government have begun exploring financial assistance options beyond RGI housing,” says the association, which represents more than 700 non-profit housing providers in the province that oversee more than 163,000 affordable units.

“Data from RGI waiting lists . . . doesn’t accurately reflect the depth of housing need in Ontario, or the various other ways in which people are getting help with housing costs in their communities,” the report says.

With that caveat, the report notes demand for RGI units continues to grow, with a 1.6 per cent increase last year over 2014.

In Toronto, the waiting list increased by 5.1 per cent to 82,414 households. Average wait times in the city are among the longest in the province, with families languishing on the list for almost 10 years and seniors waiting just a year less.

source: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ist-grows.html

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Maybe instead of building windmills for billions, they should be building homes for people. Instead of stealing billions for pals they should give incentives for private development.
 
mentalfloss
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Huh.

Just had a coworker buy one and another is moving out today.

I'm seeing a ton of sold signs this year.
 
captain morgan
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That's generally what happens when your provincial gvt passes legislation designed to bankrupt the province... The smart money moves out as fast as possible
 
mentalfloss
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170k is a pitifully small list unless you live in the backwater boonies like Sasquatchewan.
 
captain morgan
+1
#5
As the market crashes, expect fewer rental properties to be on the market... That 170k number will rise
 
Curious Cdn
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#6
"Ontario Affirdable Housing"

There's another oxymoron.
 
Remington1
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#7
Yikes!!! someone forgot to tell JT pre refugee.
 
darkbeaver
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Affordable homes are relativly easy, you cut logs, gather foundation stones, get a cement mixer, cut hammer shovel, couple of months in the summer, and yer done for life, you go to the bank yer done fer life as well only it aint the same done. Don't waste your youth in school, this is Cnada, all you need is a chain saw and a shovel. Take a physics course.

Money won't keep you warm and dry. Labour will. Labour rules. Hand to mouth. If you can't do that yer fukked. Ever hear of a new world order?

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

As the market crashes, expect fewer rental properties to be on the market... That 170k number will rise

Market crash is not as popular a subject here as reality would seem to indicate it might be. Are we all insolated against market crash or what? What seems to stiffle discussion of the end of life as we know it? I'm perplexed. Money does grow on trees afterall.
 
lone wolf
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Hell ... I'm not even a year into the list yet
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Hell ... I'm not even a year into the list yet

You young people should forget lists.

Life is work, you wake up and eat some small animal what's impaled itself while you slept cuz you is highly evolved and kin trick small furry animules and vegetables, get back to the land, suck up the sun rays, enjoy the easy days, get out of the city, have the toke, over and over, avoid a stroke, try to be sunshine, burn bright you'll do alright, get some sun don't be underdone
 
Johnnny
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#11
Building more houses isn't the solution. Getting real business in the province giving people the chance to earn real wages is the problem.
 
Frankiedoodle
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We just sold my mother's house and figure that we got $50,000 less for it by selling this year as opposed to selling a couple of years ago.
 
darkbeaver
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Building your own house is the realist bizzness you can do. Young man you have muscles, use them, and escape the bank trap, live rough or die.

You stupid waste of protoplasm.

You do want to be going forward don't you? We'll assume the afirmative.

So what yer a pasty skinny wastrel, manufactured by mass produced breakfast cereal. Buy a chainsaw, go to the bush cut down the BTU'S that will save you frum BANK servitude. Borrow nothing, take it frum nature, wakethefukup,

Even the transgender people know about BTU'S.
 
Walter
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#14
Gubmint should never be a landlord.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

170k is a pitifully small list unless you live in the backwater boonies like Sasquatchewan.

Unless your ON the list, then it's not so small. Man, you can be a real dick sometimes. You really don't think about anyone but yourself, do you.
I wonder how many of the newly arrived Syrians will "find" affordable housing before those who have been on the list for years do.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Huh.

Just had a coworker buy one and another is moving out today.

I'm seeing a ton of sold signs this year.

Social housing. This is about social housing numb nuts.
 
Dixie Cup
#17
While I don't know the stats for Alberta, I know there's a waiting list; whether it's 2 years or 4, doesn't matter to the government but it certainly does to the people waiting for the assistance. I also believe that the refugee's likely got put in front of the line so whoever was waiting previously, likely got downgraded.


Even though we're in a recession here, rent hasn't gone down - it's still expensive as people who are losing their homes are discovering.


JMO
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#18
Makes a body wonder if anything will stop the growth of propping up failures spending and regulation.
 

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