Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Subsidized housing

Release date: November 17, 2021


Subsidized housing refers to whether a renter household lives in a dwelling that is subsidized. Subsidized housing includes rent geared to income, social housing, public housing, government-assisted housing, non-profit housing, rent supplements and housing allowances.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

2021 and 2016 (25% sample) and 2011Footnote 1 (30% sample).

Reported for

Renter households in non-farm private dwellings

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question E8b)


Yes; No


Not applicable


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