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Report on Housing Poverty

News   |   Published June 15, 2015

Between June and December of 2014, members of the Affordable Housing Working Group sampled a diversity of insider experiences of Halifax's affordable housing sector. Thirteen groups were interviewed.

19,565 households in the Halifax region are considered to be living in deep housing poverty (more than 50% of gross income going to housing costs).

The numbers are alarming and raise legitimate questions about the effectiveness of our systems of housing provision, social assistance and physical and mental health. Read theĀ Report on Housing Poverty.