Black Communities Technical Housing Resource Centre
It’s time to address the historical and persistent imbalance in accessing housing experienced by Black communities.
The Centre will support Black community organizations across Canada to establish a Black Communities Technical Housing Resource Centre (BCHC). Its goal is to ensure greater access to housing for Black communities and to strengthen their leadership in the sector.
This new entity will be led by Black community organizations and managed by members of these organizations from across Canada. The BCHC will provide support, advice and appropriate expertise to Black communities wishing to increase their community housing stock.
The Centre’s Role
The Centre is a community-based organization, and this role informs everything we do.
The Centre will bring to the project its pan-Canadian expertise in community-based housing, its experience as a facilitator and its organizational capacity to build momentum for this initiative.
We will coordinate participation, nurture commitment and support the launch of the project in partnership with individuals and groups from across the country.
These individuals and groups will be involved in the various stages of the process leading to the establishment of the new organization, with members, a board of directors and staff from Black communities.
The initial work will also involve planning and coordinating activities to enhance the expertise and capacities of those who choose to become professionally involved in this project. This expertise, made available to Black communities and their organizations, will enable the development of proposals that fit the various public programs that fund cohousing, but more importantly, housing that meets the needs and aspirations of Black households.
The only way to successfully create the BCHC is through a community-based approach. We look forward to working with all Black-led community organizations that express interest in this project.
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