Welcome to The Centre

We are so happy you’re here. Since you also believe that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home, we invite you to explore our Grants and Resource Centre for the community housing sector.
We are constantly striving to make our resources and services more accessible and value any feedback you may have.

Community Housing : Transformation in Action Now

Above all, the Centre offers the entire movement the means to intervene in a daring way and explore avenues of action that are not encouraged by traditional programs.

Toronto's Eviction Problem

A study highlights the stark disparities in eviction filings across Toronto. Eviction filing rates were twice as high in low-income neighbourhoods. Toronto has a racialized eviction problem—and this even when controlling for things like poverty.

The Centre’s Presence at Poverty Pandemic Roundtable

On Friday, May 15, the Centre’s executive director Stephan Corriveau joined Leilani Farha, former United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing, and other experts to talk about housing, poverty and pandemic policies. 

One in Four Racialized Tenants in Toronto Neighborhoods Risk Eviction

One in Four Racialized Tenants in Toronto Neighborhoods Risk Eviction

This study highlights the stark disparities in eviction filings across Toronto. Eviction filing rates were twice as high in low-income neighbourhoods. Toronto has a racialized eviction problem—and this even when controlling for things like poverty. There is a clear linear line suggesting racial discrimination—individual, subconscious and conscious, anti-black racism—but also systemic racism.

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Municipalities Call for Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic

Municipalities Call for Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic compounds Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to rapidly repurpose on-sale private buildings as permanent, non-profit housing for vulnerable Canadians. FCM is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to help non-profit community housing providers rapidly acquire, renovate and retrofit two kinds of buildings.

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Ottawa Community Land Trust

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.

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Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organisation to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.

Become a Volunteer Project Reviewer

Join the Wave of Transforming Community Housing Practices

Explore our Resource Centre

A space providing you with a range of resources and tools such as the Tool Kit, the portfolio of Projects Highlights funded by the Centre, the Self-assessment Tool and the Resource Inventory.

A Home for All & Our Plan

Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home, but in reality, a decent home is out of reach for too many of us. Through transformation, the community housing sector can help meet housing needs now and in the future. Read more about our Strategic Plan.