Hamilton renter households are growing in all parts of the city. Growth of renter households across Hamilton was 11.5% from 2016 to 2021, a 5 times higher growth rate than the 2.3% growth in owner households in that time.
Two new reports have been released, 2021 Census: Rise of Renter Households Across Hamilton’s Communities, and Growth in Renter Households Outpacing Construction of Primary Rental Units.
These new SPRC reports highlight the accelerating growth in Hamilton’s renter households. Data and analysis from these reports point to the need for stronger city and provincial policies that give more voice and rights to tenants and protect and grow the rental housing stock.
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