As the pandemic continues, one of the biggest concerns facing housing providers is operating safely, in a sustainable way, in the long-term. Read on for tips on keeping staff, tenants, and contractors safe during COVID-19.
We recently replaced the front door lock of our building due to its age and to manage some security issues we’ve been having. Many non-residents seemed to have their own keys to the front door that were copied and given out by residents. Is it within our rights as a landlord to restrict the number of keys we provide to residents?
ONPHA is celebrating National Housing Week. Read on to hear ONPHA CEO Marlene Coffey’s reflections on the past year, what we’ve accomplished as a sector, and the work we still have ahead of us.
On Wednesday, November 4, we welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees to our first-ever virtual Conference. We’re so grateful we were able to come together as a sector. Read on to see the highlights.
Ontario released its 2020 Budget on November 5, which remains focused on emergency COVID-19 responses. Read on for a summary of ONPHA’s full analysis of the 2020 Budget, including the top five takeaways for community housing and opportunities for next steps.
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How can housing providers continue to operate safely and successfully as the pandemic wears on? We recently gathered housing providers from across the province and the country to discuss their successes, lessons learned, and their plans for the future.
To say that this has been a year of ups and downs would be an understatement. We’ve summed up our past year of work in our 2019-2020 Annual Report. Read on to see the highlights.
The ONPHA team is gearing up to deliver our first-ever virtual Conference on Wednesday, November 4. How exactly does a virtual conference work and what is the experience like?
Read on to learn more about how the Conference day will unfold.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 transmission, housing providers have been operating with enhanced cleaning protocols to help protect the health and safety of tenants and staff. Some have been using fogging machines to augment regular cleaning routines. Read on to learn more about foggers and how they work.
One of the tenants in our building has recently installed a camera for what they consider to be security purposes. Some of the other tenants have asked our building management to have the camera removed. Can we ask the tenant to remove their camera?
ONPHA has been busy throughout the summer advocating for sector sustainability and the need for adequate supports for providers, their staff, and tenants in response to COVID-19. Read on to catch up with our recent advocacy work.
On September 17, 2020, the province tabled Bill 204 which would freeze residential rent increases for 2021 for the majority of rental units that are covered by the Residential Tenancies Act. Learn more about the impacts for housing providers.
We are releasing our Strategic Plan in a year of unprecedented challenges that have highlighted what those in our sector have long known to be true: a vibrant, innovative, sustainable community housing sector is crucial for maintaining a healthy society. Read on to learn more about ONPHA’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
Across Canada, communities face housing shortages and homelessness crises as traditional building methods fail to meet society’s immediate needs. Read on to find out how modular construction can help provide solutions to the affordable housing shortage.
Learn how supportive housing providers are adapting to meet the needs of their communities during COVID-19.
‘Our Future is Now’ is not just a Conference theme, it’s a statement that the work we do is necessary in creating healthy communities. Read on to learn more about the 2020 ONPHA Conference.
You bring specific experience and know-how to the table, but what do you gain from becoming a board member?
Read on to discover some of the most compelling reasons to serve on a non-profit board.
Many non-profit housing providers consider having tenants on the board to be invaluable for the health of their organization.
Read on to learn more about how to start planning for a tenant presence on your board.
This year, we’ve faced unprecedented changes to the way we live and work. ONPHA has been offering online courses since 2005. With 15 years of experience under our belt, we’re more than ready to help you meet your professional development goals.