The Canadian Rental Housing Index (CRHI) is a comprehensive database of rental housing statistics, displaying information for more than 800 regions and municipalities across the country. Released on May 8, 2018, the updated Index provides a data-driven foundation for policy-making decisions at all levels of government and the community housing sector.

The Index can be used to track and compare average rental costs, how rental housing spending compares with income, and the rate of overcrowding in municipalities, regions and provinces.

First released in 2015, the Index was developed by BCNPHA in partnership with Vancity credit union, housing associations, and municipal associations across Canada.

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