Report shows one-third of renters are living in unaffordable housing

    Tuesday, 19 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    As well, since 2019, there has been a ten-fold increase in emergency shelter use in areas beyond the Avalon Peninsula. 

    A new report calls for action to address the rural housing crisis. The study from Choices for Youth (CFY) and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) looked at 11 communities across the province to better understand rural housing needs. The study found that, in eight of the communities, one-third of renters were living in unaffordable housing and that, since 2019, there has been a ten-fold increase in emergency shelter use in areas beyond the Avalon Peninsula. 

     

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