The role of nonprofit housing in Canada and the United States: Some comparisons

Peter Dreier, J. David Hulchanski
1993 Housing Policy Debate  
When the development of large-scale public housing projects was discontinued in the 1970s in both Canada and the United States, the policy response was very different. This article reviews the nature of the dissimilar low-income housing policy paths, documenting the role of federal housing policy in the evolution of a significant nonprofit "third sector" in Canada's housing system; the decision of the U.S. federal government to rely on the private sector for subsidized rental supply; and, with
more » ... supply; and, with very little help from the federal government, the 'bottom-up" attempt to develop a nonprofit housing sector in communities throughout the United States. In Canada, a permanent stock of good-quality, nonprofit social housing was created along with a growing and increasingly competent community-based housing development sector.
doi:10.1080/10511482.1993.9521124 fatcat:mfuehix3djc5vpp2yuoejmwezy