Email this pageHousing Research ReportsThis is a collection of housing research reports commissioned or prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. These reports are provided for information and research purposes only and do not necessarily represent the direction or policies of the Government of Ontario.
- Provincial Rent Bank Program Evaluation Report: Executive Summary, 2008
- Housing Data: Affordable House Prices and Rents, 2006
- Government Assistance to Housing Through the Tax System: An Analysis of Three Examples - March 2006There is an ongoing desire in many jurisdictions to reduce the number of households in core housing need due to affordability problems. The three mechanisms reviewed in this paper are the US tax treatment of rental housing, the US Low Income Housing Tax Credit, (LIHTC) and the federal government’s Canadian Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP).
- International Experience with Demand-Side Assistance – July 2005Expenditure levels for demand-side programs are steadily increasing along with efforts to reduce them within the countries profiled in this paper. Given this environment, the author examines existing research into the experiences of Australia, the US and the UK with demand- side rental assistance programs to address non-market housing need.
- Supporting Housing Investment - A Report to the Government of Ontario - July 2005This paper examines whether capital subsidies can be part of an effective housing policy. In particular, it questions whether most government support should be means-tested and/or demand– related.