Greater Montreal is grappling with a severe housing crisis.
What does a housing crisis look like?
Scarcity: Lack of housing
Unaffordability: Surge in rent prices
How much does it cost to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Greater Montreal?
The biggest surge since the early 2000s.
While rents are highest on the Island of Montreal, the Laval region is experiencing a sharp increase too.
Two-bedroom apartment. Variance over two years (2019-2021).
*Partial data depending on availability.
Many neighbourhoods severely impacted
Most of these neighbourhoods have a significant number of low-income residents.
Neighbourhoods with an over 15% variance over two years (2019 to 2021) for any type of unit (studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, etc.)
Cause for worry
Thousands of people currently experiencing extreme vulnerability
- Many are forced to live in inadequate housing, i.e., units that are too expensive, too small, poorly insulated, or substandard.
- Some people have to stay with family or live with many other people under the same roof.
- Others are on the street.
Something can be done
For people in a situation of poverty, solutions to these issues include developing social housing and implementing crisis measures to support people who are homeless or who are facing a housing issue. Community agencies supported by Centraide help implement these solutions.