The Housing Professionals Mentorship Program (HPMP), run by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is...
Housing Central 2022: Workshop on acquisition in the community housing sector
Every year in Canada, more affordable housing is lost than is built, with some estimates showing that for every home...
Let’s “Think Big” together at the ONPHA Conference and change the scale of community housing’s impact
Centre staff are looking forward to seeing community housing staff, tenants, and volunteers from across Ontario and...
Regional energy coaches help housing providers save energy and money
While we now know housing plays a significant role in carbon emissions, many community housing providers are confused about steps to take to reverse the trend. Concerned with rising energy prices and renovation costs, groups turn to the Centre’s regional energy coaches for valuable, free of charge, expertise.
A blueprint for collaboration in Hamilton
Thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Centre, Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes and Victoria Park Community Homes are joining forces on a housing development that will see 367 affordable rental units built in Hamilton, Ont. They are experimenting with a new collaborative model that will allow smaller and niche-housing providers to build on their strengths and capacities to better compete with the private sector.
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.
Ottawa Community Land Trust
Land trusts provide a holistic approach to community building that is often missed in traditional development frameworks. A complementary sector response to Ottawa’s housing crisis, the land trust model will unite several smaller housing providers under one voice where expertise and skills will be shared and disseminated more quickly. The perpetual affordability of the land will allow smaller housing providers to leverage their surpluses for capital repairs, renewal, and redevelopment.
Building Capacity in Orleans Through Collaboration
For those who have followed the Centre’s journey, we have made it quite clear that at the core of everything we do,...
Perpetual affordability and Community Control of the Land: Community Land Trusts in Canada
This is a summary of the workshop session ‘Perpetual Affordability and Community Control of the Land: Community Land...