The Government of Canada has begun work on a long-term national housing strategy, with support from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and the provinces and territories.
To better understand the relationship between income support programs and housing/shelter benefits, CMHC engaged the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) to conduct in depth analysis of this topic, both across Canadian provinces and territories and comparing Canada to selected countries.
These countries include Australia, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New York State (United States), and the United Kingdom. This document is the final report of a three-part study. It synthesizes the results of previous separate reviews by SRDC of Canadian and international social assistance and housing benefit programs, and presents key findings and emerging trends
Published: October 2017
Capability: Policy Research
Policy Area: Income Security - Social Assistance, Housing Policy and Homelessness
Population: General Population - Low-income Populations