If you are familiar with the housing sector, your region and/or our priority areas—especially sustainability and tenant involvement—why not become a reviewer for the Centre? You can contribute to and even help transform the community-housing sector. Isabelle Richard shares her thoughts on her role as a project reviewer for the Centre.
It’s hard enough to find affordable housing when you blend in, but for people living with mental health issues, the struggle can be overwhelming. The National Affordable Housing Corporation is hoping that its Aspen Heights project will become an inspirational model for supportive housing.
A study of why Indigenous residents in a Calgary non-profit represent nearly half of “negative exits” (while only 10% of tenants) shows that isolation and stereotyping contribute to a sense of alienation.
Even among Conservative voters, a new Nanos poll shows very strong support in Canada for political parties to solve the homeless crisis and to build more affordable housing, just as prime minister Justin Trudeau announces a Sept. 20 election.
Out of the mists of Owen Sound, Ontario, a net-zero land trust project is taking form that hopes to inspire and encourage ecologically sustainable forms of modern, non-profit housing communities across Canada.
The challenges of creating affordable housing often appear to be huge in large urban centres, but they also affect smaller communities across the country. To meet the needs of those districts, the non-profit New Commons Development, which is dedicated to housing development for non-profit, co-operative or public-sector organizations, has created the Small Communities Initiative.
This month, the Centre’s newsletter is focusing on the need for volunteers for the “Vote Housing” awareness campaign, initiated to ensure that housing and the fight against homelessness are key issues for candidates looking for our votes during the next federal election.
People may have trouble remembering what ACORN stands for, but there’s no question that the housing-rights organization has taken stands that led to major gains for tenants across Canada through the work of its 24 neighbourhood chapters.
The NPO Community Affordable Housing Solutions is an example of compound collaboration. It is the result of the efforts of a community group in Toronto that fought for affordable housing in the Bloor Dufferin area, efforts that resulted in an agreement between a real-estate developer, the city of Toronto and the community group. It is also the result of the synergy between Habitat for Humanity GTA, the St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada to establish a land trust and to administer the funds raised by the agreement.
Sectoral Impact Projects
Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing
Sector Transformation Fund
Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way
Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund
Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them