The Housing Needs Assessment data produced by HART’s HNA Tool
The Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) project is funded by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to research solutions to Canada’s Housing Crisis. We offer comprehensive, equity-focused solutions to the unique problems faced by communities of all shapes and sizes cross-country. The goal of the project is to develop standardized, replicable and sustainable tools, along with associated public information and training, to improve the quality of housing supply decision-making at all levels of government across Canada.
The following data, which was compiled using our Housing Needs Assessment Tool, represents information about Housing Need in the Metro Vancouver area using 2016 data from Statistics Canada. 2021 data will be published in 2023.
There is an existing deficit of 149,885 homes costing under $1,460/month
36% of single mother-led households are in Core Housing Need
Almost 100% of median income households (maximum affordable monthly shelter cost of $2,190/month) require space for three or more people
Area Median Household Income (AMHI) Categories and Shelter Costs (2016)
Percent of Households in Core Housing Need, by Household Income Category (2016)
Percent of Household Size Categories in Core Housing Need, by Area Median Household Income (AMHI) (2016)
Total Affordable Housing Deficit (2016)
Percentage of Households (HHs) in Core Housing Need, by Priority Population (2016)
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