In celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Community Housing Transformation Centre is introducing its Indigenous Internship Program. Across Canada, the Indigenous community housing sector faces the daily challenge of finding Indigenous individuals...
New Brunswick has the weakest protections for tenants compared to anywhere else in the country and the pandemic has exacerbated the situation, with evictions and unscrupulous landlord practices going unchecked. Two organizations applied for funding from the Centre...
Newfoundland and Labrador: The Centre and the City of St. John’s help increase the supply of affordable housing
The Centre is excited to partner with the City of St. John’s to increase the availability of community housing in the city through the Housing Catalyst Fund. This year $110,000 was awarded in grants to five transformative projects. “The Centre is proud to contribute...
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Over 250 people representing more than 150 organizations registered to attend the launch of the Plancher Project. If you missed the event, you can watch the video recording and we invite you to share it in your networks.
The Centre’s executive director Stéphan Corriveau comments on the 2022 Budget released on April 7. He notes several good news items, including the financing of housing co-operatives and another round of the Rapid Housing Initiative, but also areas for improvement, such as addressing Indigenous housing needs and the lack of structural measures to curb speculation.
The Community Housing Transformation Centre’s staff began 2022 with a renewed zeal to act on our organization’s commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. In our January newsletter, we invited other community housing providers, housing co-operatives or community-led organizations working with tenants to join us in learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis People.
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.
In addition to the basic challenge for the community housing sector of providing decent, safe and affordable housing for all, it must be able to withstand economic pressures and maintain these characteristics over time. In Quebec, social trusts can help accomplish...
Indigenous communities across Canada often face critical housing shortages and the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland are no exception. The Flat Bay Band’s No’kmaw Village Tenants Strategy helps people with lived experience craft strategic housing plans that will allow more Mi’kmaq to return home.
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
Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them.