The Canada Mortgage Housing Corp. (CMHC) has released a list of the worst Ontario cities to find affordable housing, where affordable is defined as shelter costing less than 30% before-tax household income.

The roster includes five Ontario cities with the highest number of people who can't find adequate, affordable housing, namely Toronto, Barrie, Brantford, Peterborough and London.

CMHC aimed to provide key measures for inadequacies in a community’s ability to give affordable shelter to low- and lower-income Canadians.

For the Brantford census metropolitan area (CMA) alone, an average of 29.2% of aboriginal households can’t find affordable housing.

The core housing need in Brantford CMA, including the city and Brant County, is 13.4%.

In addition, Brantford CMA is also the second most difficult place to find affordable housing in among the areas between Windsor and Toronto. 

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