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  • 1 in 5 households are overspending on housing – in 2014 that was 86,750 households.
  • In 2014 over 15,000 households were at high risk of becoming homeless, spending more than 50% of before-tax income on shelter and earning less than $20,000 per year.
  • At the last count in October 2014, over 3,500 people were experiencing homelessness.
  • Providing a home saves taxpayers approximately $34,000 per person annually.
  • Only 9% of below market homes in Calgary are in buildings that were constructed in the last 20 years.
  • Federal Government operating agreements that fund social housing properties will start expiring in 2021.


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