On Monday I gave a guest presentation to Craig Jones‘ graduate seminar class in Carleton University’s School of Social Work. My presentation sought to answer two questions:
1. Why should government play a role in creating affordable housing?
2. Which level of government is responsible?
With those questions as a backdrop, here are 10 things one needs to know:
1. When it comes to affordable housing, the private sector alone doesn’t cut it—not by a long shot! For it to be profitable for a for-profit developer to create rental housing in one of Canada’s major urban centres, (Read more…)