Over 22 million housing units needed by 2030 to solve Canada's affordability crisis: CMHC

A new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says the country’s housing stock would need to climb to over 22 million units by 2030 to achieve affordability for everyone living in Canada.

The housing agency says that at the current pace of construction, 2.3 million more housing units would be built by 2030, bringing the national total to about 19 million. That means an additional 3.5 million units are needed above and beyond to reach the target laid out in the report.

The CHMC notes that two-thirds of the supply gap is found in Ontario and British Columbia, two markets that have faced major declines in affordability.

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