Keeping people in their homes during and after COVID-19: Jane Londerville for Inside Policy

While many people are housebound, they are also worried about paying mortgages and rent. Recent government moves should help homeowners, but the renters may struggle, and mortgage interest will still pile up, writes Jane Londerville. By Jane Londerville, March 26, 2020 This is an unprecedented time of uncertainty for Canadians. Aside from health concerns, COVID-19… Continue reading Keeping people in their homes during and after COVID-19: Jane Londerville for Inside Policy

Jury’s still out on whether housing strategy will result in enough affordable units: Jane Londerville in the Hill Times

The rollout of funds and production of units has some housing specialists concerned, writes Jane Londerville. By Jane Londerville, April 10, 2019 The Liberal government launched its National Housing Strategy to great fanfare in November 2017. Proclaimed to be the first such strategy for Canada, it is a 10-year plan with a $40-billion funding commitment. Specifics of the programs… Continue reading Jury’s still out on whether housing strategy will result in enough affordable units: Jane Londerville in the Hill Times

No help for would-be homeowners in Canada’s new housing strategy: Londerville in The Conversation

There’s very little in Ottawa’s new national housing strategy for Canadians trying to buy  their first homes in high-priced markets, writes Jane Londerville in the Conversation.  By Jane Londerville, Nov. 29, 2017 Canada’s federal government just released its National Housing Strategy. It is the first fully articulated strategy for Canada, containing several initiatives designed to make housing… Continue reading No help for would-be homeowners in Canada’s new housing strategy: Londerville in The Conversation

MLI Announces New Munk Senior Fellow: Jane Londerville

OTTAWA, ON (Nov. 23, 2017): Today, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute appointed Jane Londerville, a respected expert on housing issues, as a Munk Senior Fellow. Jane Londerville is a retired Associate Professor from the University of Guelph, where she taught real estate finance and appraisal in the B.Comm program in Real Estate and Housing for over 20… Continue reading MLI Announces New Munk Senior Fellow: Jane Londerville

Building a housing agenda from the bottom up: Jane Londerville and Sean Speer for Inside Policy

What principles and priorities should guide the government’s National Housing Strategy? Jane Londerville and Sean Speer offer several recommendations based on their recent co-authored MLI study. By Jane Londerville and Sean Speer, Nov. 20, 2017 The Trudeau government is set to release its National Housing Strategy in the coming days. It comes in light of… Continue reading Building a housing agenda from the bottom up: Jane Londerville and Sean Speer for Inside Policy

New National Housing Strategy should prioritize affordable and responsible homeownership: MLI report by Speer and Londerville

Authors Sean Speer and Jane Londerville recommend that Ottawa’s pending National Housing Strategy promote and support homeownership by encouraging savings, reducing mortgage insurance fees, and placing a hold on changes to mortgage and financing rules. OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2017 – Many Canadians are increasingly worried about being able to afford a home, particularly in major… Continue reading New National Housing Strategy should prioritize affordable and responsible homeownership: MLI report by Speer and Londerville