Social housing used to mean housing for low-income people.
In Vancouver, social housing means another thing.
In 2014, the ruling Vision Vancouver party of then-mayor Gregor Robertson changed the definition of social housing.
As a result, social housing came to be defined as an entire development where 70 percent of the dwelling units are rented at market rates and only about a third—30 percent—of the homes charge lower rents.
In the Downtown Eastside, a whole project qualifies as social housing with 70 percent of residential units charging varying rates and the remaining 30 percent renting at the shelter allowance for people on government assistance.
March. 11, 2020, The Georgia Straight: https://www.straight.com/news/1371006/councillors-question-city-vancouvers-definition-social-housing