SOCIO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: Senior Households Living in Core Housing Need (2019)

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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The number of senior households living in core housing need in Canada grew over the period 2011 to 2016. Not only did it increase during that period, but it also rose at a faster pace than for non-senior households. The incidence, proportion, and number of senior households in core housing need varied depending on the type of household and whether the household rented or owned its home.

Senior households falling into core housing need was most often due to their housing not meeting the affordability standard; however, there were some regions where core housing need due to housing falling below the suitability and/or adequacy standards was more common. This Research Insight examines senior households in core housing need using data from the 2016 Census and the prior census.

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