Research and Insights

Rents and Affordability in Hamilton and Ontario

Feb 17, 2020 | All Publication, Community Data, Housing and Homelessness, Social Landscape

A recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that a minimum-wage earner would have to work 54 hours a week to afford a one bedroom apartment in Hamilton. This troubling situation is not unique to Hamilton, as many communities across Ontario and Canada are experiencing a similar rental housing crisis, especially for households with only modest incomes.

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