Rapid Housing Initiative project proposals surpass expectations — by a lot

Rapid Housing Initiative project proposals surpass expectations — by a lot

A $1-billion federal grant program for the rapid construction of 3,000 units of affordable housing attracted interest from so many groups that hundreds of viable projects won’t make the cut. The possibility of a renewed RHI program has led housing groups to propose improvements to the hugely popular initiative in anticipation of a second wave of construction to meet the basic needs of Canadians.

Social housing: a critical resource for vulnerable women

Social housing: a critical resource for vulnerable women

Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations and researchers working to address domestic violence have been reporting a worsening situation across the country. In the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, the Centre met with Céline Magontier, who oversees women’s issues at the Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), to discuss the increased vulnerability of women when it comes to housing in the context of Covid-19 and the lack of social housing resources.

Temporary Rental Assistance: Welcome news!

Temporary Rental Assistance: Welcome news!

On February 1, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation announced the creation of a new financing source, the Temporary Rental Assistance support. Here are a few of the good news stories that our project consultants would like to share with the Centre’s friends and followers.

Disability: When bias is the biggest barrier

Disability: When bias is the biggest barrier

The housing market for people with intellectual disabilities can feel like navigating a maze without an exit. To demystify the process, a go-to guide for renters with intellectual disabilities, their caregivers and their landlords is being prepared by the National...

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