Why Calgary Is Split on Its Housing Affordability Recommendations

This summer, Calgary city council has been reconsidering the recommendations of the Housing and Affordability Task Force, which had spent nine months listening to stakeholders and creating six recommendations and 33 actions to increase the supply of housing and boost housing affordability. The primary reason for the hesitation on the part of the council was their concern about rezoning that would allow a wider range of housing types. The main focus of the recommendations is on increasing supply, but it is not enough and other measures are needed to ensure all Calgarians have access to housing. The average asking rent in October 2022 was 2.6 per cent and over a third of

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