Better Housing Policies Needed in Post-COVID World

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COVID-19 proved that governments can respond quickly to improve housing during a health crisis. The next step should be to build on these gains to make long-lasting improvements in the housing supply.

These are the highlights of a new global housing policy report released by researchers at UBC’s school of community and regional planning. The report compiles housing policy responses to COVID-19 in 14 countries on six continents, as well as insights from housing policy scholars, organizations and advocates around the world.

The report and its accompanying database are the result of virtual roundtables funded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies which brought together housing researchers and advocates from across Canada, as well as 10 other countries.