Can you afford your home? By the measure that the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) uses, if you have to spend more than 30 per cent of your income on suitable shelter, you're in "core housing need." You're paying more than you can afford for your home.
In This Series
A Foot in the Door: Canadians on the Housing Brink
Amid national affordability crisis, new series spotlights eight housing-stressed demographics.
A Foot in the Door: Millennial Families Priced Out of Cities
Renters and aspiring homeowners face rising costs, but some are discovering workarounds. Second in a series.
A Foot in the Door: Homeless Youth in and out of the Closet
More than one in five homeless young Canadians are LGBTQ2S. How do we get them into safe housing? Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: For Aging Renters, Housing Costs Far from Fixed
Renters in Canada's 'wealthiest generation' more vulnerable than home-owning peers.
A Foot in the Door: 'Status' Key to Indigenous Housing
Off-reserve support just out of reach for some aboriginal urbanites. Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: Seniors Ask, 'Will I Have to Move?'
It's not just money that worries seniors. Age-unfriendly cities add to housing fears. Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: Next Aboriginal Generation's Social Leap
They're netting more degrees than ever, but face greater housing barriers than the average millennial. Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: From Jailhouse to No House
As parole declines, a cycle persists: cell to street and back again. Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: Housing in Boomtowns a 'Rollercoaster'
Alberta's oilsands, Newfoundland's mines, BC forests: how to manage a housing rush -- and how not to. Latest in a series.
A Foot in the Door: An Unaffordable Country's Next Steps
Housing is personal, but some problems go coast-to-coast and demand a national response.