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Housing Needs Assessment Study

June 19, 2017

MONCTON – During tonight’s public session of Council, SHS Consulting presented the findings from the Housing Needs Assessment Study and have identified a need for more supportive housing options in Moncton.  
Some of the reports key findings include:
Average market rents and average house prices are unaffordable to households with low income in Moncton 
80.7% of households with incomes of $26,131 or less are facing affordability issues (about 5,367 households).
The current supply of subsidized units does not fully reflect the current demand.
There is a need for affordable housing options for Moncton households with low incomes
“Our next steps as we move forward with this initiative are to facilitate and develop an affordable housing implementation plan, in conjunction with the provincial and federal strategy,” says Kayla Breelove Carter, Community Development Officer for Social Inclusion with the City of Moncton. “Ultimately, the goal is to reduce homelessness on the streets and in shelters, using housing first models that work for our city; increase the affordable housing stock and create opportunities and processes to maintain quality, safe and affordable housing throughout the city.”

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Media Contact:

Kelly Jones
Communications, City of Moncton