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Waterloo  Region:            A Housing  Overview  

2013 

 This Housing Overview provides the community with a common reference point  on the state of housing within Waterloo Region from which a conversation on  housing needs and barriers can begin. 



This document can be cited using the following citation: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo. (2013). Waterloo Region: A Housing Overview. Kitchener, Ontario

Contents  Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................ ii  List of Figures .................................................................................................................................................................... iii  List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................................................... iii  1. 

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................................ 1  About this Document .................................................................................................................................................... 2 

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POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS .............................................................................................................................. 3  Our Population is Growing. ........................................................................................................................................... 3  Our Population will Continue to Grow ......................................................................................................................... 5  Our Population is Aging ................................................................................................................................................ 5 

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HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS ............................................................................................................................... 7 

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CURRENT HOUSING PICTURE ................................................................................................................................... 8  Housing Type and Building Activity .............................................................................................................................. 8  Housing Tenure ........................................................................................................................................................... 10  Ownership Housing ..................................................................................................................................................... 10  Rental Housing ............................................................................................................................................................ 11  Community Housing .................................................................................................................................................... 13 

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HOUSING AFFORDABILITY ...................................................................................................................................... 14 

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SPOTLIGHT ON… ..................................................................................................................................................... 17  Seniors (65+) ............................................................................................................................................................... 17  Aboriginal Persons ...................................................................................................................................................... 17  Persons with Disabilities