Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), one of Canada’s most trusted sources of housing information and analysis, today launched its Housing Market Information Portal (the Portal). A new, dynamic, web-based tool, the Portal lets users meet their information needs by accessing CMHC’s wealth of housing market data in one, easy location. Unrivalled in scope and flexibility, the Portal provides housing market information to address a wide range of strategic business needs — at no cost to users.
“As Canada’s housing authority, CMHC continues to be the most comprehensive and reliable source of information on housing in Canada. The Portal is another example of how CMHC makes accurate and up-to-date information available to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry,” said Michel Laurence, CMHC’s Vice President, Policy and Research. “Whether users are looking for high-level national and provincial housing statistics, or local data for specific cities or neighbourhoods, the Portal can readily provide the objective and impartial information Canadians have come to rely on from CMHC.”
The Portal has four different views or ways — At-a-Glance, Compare, Tables and Publications — to access information. Each view is supported by a map-based interface, making access to geography-specific information quick and easy. A state-of-the-art search function and a geography-related drop-down menu gives users the flexibility to refine their data search from the national to the neighbourhood level without using the map, if desired. Users can access historical, current and comparative reports in a range of outputs, including tables, charts, and maps available in PDF and spreadsheet formats, suitable for sharing with clients, colleagues and stakeholders. The Portal also enables users to search CMHC’s most recent and historical Housing Market Information publications.
Additional details on the Portal’s features and functions can be viewed in the attached video or by accessing the tool at www.cmhc.ca/hmiportal.