CMHC releases results from the survey’s third cycle
Results from the third cycle of
CMHC’s Social and Affordable Housing Survey — Rental Structures
are now available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our survey coverage in Quebec excludes administrative data for structures managed by the Government of Quebec via the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ).
- The national vacancy rate was 2.5% in 2022.
- The average monthly rent nationally was $599 for 2-bedroom apartment units.
- The 2 most common clientele groups were families with children (34%) and seniors (23%). Single men and women each accounted for 10%, while persons with physical disabilities or mental disabilities made up 3%.
- 65% of clients were served by government organizations and 21% by non-profit organizations. Individuals exiting homelessness and those with disabilities had a higher likelihood of being served by non-profits than other groups like families, single people or veterans.
- 43% of units across Canada are rated excellent/good condition, 19% are rated with average conditions; 38% are in fair/poor condition.
- 73% of rental units have accessibility features.
Families with children and seniors are the most common clienteles being served
Our survey asked respondents whether they were mandated to serve a particular population group or clientele:
- Nationally, the 2 most common clientele groups were families with children at 34% of the total clientele, and seniors at 22%. Single men and women were each an identified group in 10% of units surveyed, while persons with physical disabilities and persons with mental disabilities were each an identified group in 3% of units surveyed.
- 65% of all clienteles were served by government organizations, while 21% were served by non-profit organizations.
- Individuals exiting homelessness and persons with disabilities were somewhat more likely to be served by non-profit organizations while most other groups (ex. Families with children, single people, seniors, veterans, immigrants) were far more likely to be served by government by at least a margin of two-to-one.