Core Housing Need by Reason

Statistics last updated April 29, 2013.

Households in Core Housing Need by Unmet Housing Standards, Nova Scotia,2006

Key Points

  • The biggest reason for households in Nova Scotia to fall into core housing need in 2006 was by far the lack of affordability.
  • This means households had to pay more than 30% of their before-tax household income to cover expenses such as mortgage payments, interest, property taxes, rent, condominium fees, electricity, heating fuel, water, and other municipal services.
Households in Core Housing Need by Unmet Housing Standards, Nova Scotia, 2006
All households Renters Owners
Affordability only 32,140 22,085 10,050
Suitability only 985 700 285
Adequacy only 3,125 660 2,465
Multiple standards 7,515 4,815 2,700
Source
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canadian Housing Observer data tables "Housing Conditions and Core Housing Need" URL: http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/data/data_013.cfm

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