Final report for the survey of tenants leaving public housing: NH15-604/1991E-PDF

"This survey of tenants leaving public housing examines the extent to which former public housing tenants access the private housing market, either as renters or homeowners. Data were collected from households leaving family public housing projects between November, 1990 and February, 1991 in six participating provinces: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The results of the study indicate that a large majority (67 per cent) of households leaving public housing will enter the private, non-subsidized housing market: 12 per cent as homeowners and 55 per cent as renters. Just 17 per cent of all leaving households will remain in subsidized housing, with the other 16 per cent entering into some other arrangement such as moving in with a parent or friend. The average monthly shelter costs for former public housing tenants will be almost 50 per cent higher in their new dwellings: $497 compared to $336. The sociodemographic characteristics of households leaving public housing are similar to those of the overall tenant population"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Title Final report for the survey of tenants leaving public housing
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "May 20, 1991". Issued also in French under title: Rapport final sur le sondage des locataires quittant des logements publics. Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Date 1991.
Number of Pages iv, 69, [15] p.
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-604/1991E-PDF
Subject Terms Subsidized housing