In my initial post I suggested that there was better data to begin with.
As a collective "We", we have done LOADS of research on the topic already and I definitely feel that no further studies are needed, more so action. But networking the knowledge and need is of importance.
I have been reading and looking around online at articles and info so lets start there.
Here are a few links. You can always find additional links as I post them on my Facebook page, and though less actively, also on my Twitter.
I hope you enjoy these reads!
You can view various data sets applied via mapping to our area. These numbers are from the 2016 and prior census statistics.
The links below are for the figures as described in their link titles, for our area, from the above base site.
Low Income Explorer
Regional Housing Plan
Affordable Housing Definition
City of Kitchener Affordable Housing Strategy Advisory Committee
I am often wrong and always learning.