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The cost of rental housing in Halifax Regional Municipality is always a hot topic. If you read any local news in summer 2019, you’d easily assume the cause was short-term rental websites like Airbnb. This didn’t feel right to me, so I went into research mode to find out why it’s so difficult to find an apartment.

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After we published the story, things got worse. In January I wrote an update when the vacancy rate dropped even further to one per cent, the lowest rate in the history of CMHC’s tracking. Read the update.