Competition divides, while collaboration multiplies. This is the principle put into action by the founding members of the Alliance des corporations d’habitations abordables du territoire du Grand Montréal (ACHAT).
In Montreal, 36% of households spend more than a third of their income on housing, and 18% spend more than half, according to the Canadian Rental Housing Index.
To respond to this crisis, seven owner-developers from Montreal have come together to create ACHAT, a non-profit organization that brings together organizations that own, operate, and develop affordable housing in Montreal.
The organization’s mission is to leverage the expertise and resources of its members to acquire and build thousands of new homes each year. Since so many affordable homes are being lost, ACHAT aims to have an agile approach to facilitate the rapid development of permanently affordable housing.
Do you have ideas for transforming community housing in your region?
Check out the grants available at the Centre. Centre staff are here to help you get your project funded!
To learn more about ACHAT:
- Visit ACHAT’s website or follow them on Twitter
- Crise du logement : des propriétaires d’habitations à but non lucratif s’unissent (Radio-Canada)
- Sept entreprises immobilières d’économie sociale s’unissent (La Presse)
- Sept développeurs immobiliers s’unissent pour lutter contre la crise du logement (Le Devoir)