SUSTAINABLE HOUSING ASSET RESOURCE EXCHANGE

Housing Policy under the Harper Regime

Housing Policy under the Harper Regime

Briefly reviews Harper era housing policy in the context of the legacy of six decades of housing activity inherited by this government. It reviews thespending decisions that underpin the current level of expenditures and argues that the relatively high levels of spending do not in fact reflect a political commitment to a federal role in housing. Nor do they reflect a concerted commitment to address unmet housingneeds of lower income households. Rather, the Harper government’s approach ischaracterized by pragmatism and political expediency only coincidentally linked tohousing policy.

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