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June 6, 2023

Research Snapshot: Housing Affordability and Homeownership Among Immigrant Families in Canada

Key findings from a study on immigrant families and housing

June 6, 2023

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Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada. Racialized groups, low-income, and recent immigrants have been identified as vulnerable populations in the housing market.

This study looks at how housing affordability affects homeownership and forming independent households within five racialized immigrant groups in Canada.

This research builds on our growing understanding of the Family Identity component of the Vanier Institute’s Family Diversities and Wellbeing Framework.

Cheng, W., & Haan, M. (2022). The impacts of housing affordability on the household formation and homeownership of immigrant groups in Canada. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 38, 219-239. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-022-09943-3