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Canadian Rental Housing Index update generates national headlines

This week’s release of the updated Canadian Rental Housing Index reveals surging rental costs and many related challenges faced by renter households across the country.

The update earned coverage from media outlets across the country, heightening public pressure on governments to tackle housing affordability and positioning the community housing sector as a solution to the crisis.

Here are some of the over 350 stories published:

Vancouver Sun: Exclusive: More than 100,000 B.C. households at risk of homelessness due to rental crisis

Global News BC: More B.C. renters are spending half their income on housing than anywhere else in Canada: Index

CBC News BC: More B.C. renters are spending ‘crisis-level’ amounts on housing, rental housing index finds

CTV News Vancouver: ‘Crisis level’ of B.C. renters spending more than half their income on rent and utilities

Daily Hive Vancouver: BC leads country in spending “crisis amounts” of money on rent

Chek News: B.C. renters spending ‘crisis’ amounts on rent and utilities, says housing index

Prince George Citizen: Rents in Prince George up 16.7% in five years, Census data shows

Castanet: ‘Vicious cycle’: Report highlights impact of high rent in Kelowna

Prince Albert Daily Herald: New renter stats show Sask. in an affordability crisis

Toronto Star: Average rent up almost 30 per cent in Ontario, says new housing index

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