By completely replacing the existing fixtures with brand new LED lights, Lumenix was able to create a brighter and safer home for the residents at Spruce Lodge. The new LEDs also cut energy costs by 55 per cent and completely upgraded the look and feel of the tower. Read on to learn more about their experience.
In January 2017, the provincial government will begin implementing its Cap and Trade initiative as part of Ontario’s broader Climate Change Action Plan. While it will mean increased costs for social housing providers, it also has the potential to significantly benefit the sector.
My building is a seniors’ building. I received a request from a market rent tenant to have her son and daughter-in-law, who are in their 40s, move in to the unit. I told them this wasn’t possible but now they have given me a doctor’s note and requested an accommodation. Am I obligated to allow the son to move in?
ONPHA member Ottawa Salus opened its Salus Clementine development in October 2016. It is the first commercial multi-unit residence to receive “passive house” pre-certification – the most energy-efficient building that conforms to the strictest environmental construction standard in the world. See why Ottawa Salus took on such a large-scale green project.
Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes took an unprecedented route for a non-profit when they embarked on an overdue substantive review of their vision, mission and values. They chose to involve their community and stakeholders in the development of their new strategic plan.
Finding new ways to save on energy consumption and costs is top of mind for Pathway Non-Profit Housing. See how one project helped them unlock almost $34,000 in energy savings in their first year, all by installing an innovative piece of equipment in two buildings.
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Usually, when someone crosses the line at work, you’ll know it. But it can be difficult to know when exactly it becomes something more serious, such as harassment. Hear from ONPHA’s benefits partner Morneau Shepell on how to make the distinction, and what to do when you experience or witness workplace harassment.
Celebrating non-profit housing success: Award and scholarship winners announced at 2016 ONPHA Conference
Non-profit housing has the power to change lives and build the foundation for strong, vibrant communities – and that is something worth celebrating. See which individuals and organizations were recognized at our 2016 conference for the difference they make in their communities.
Are you a housing provider whose tenants pay their own electricity bills? If so, learn how your tenants can apply to and benefit from two provincial programs: the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).
This year, Eastwood Housing Corporation received $685,706 from the Social Housing Electricity Efficiency Program (SHEEP) in support of their green initiatives. See how they got this funding and what they were able to accomplish with it.
Inspiring, invigorating, fun – Just a few of the words delegates are using to describe the 2016 ONPHA Conference and Trade Show, themed ‘Let’s Grow Together’. See the highlights of this year’s Conference.
After being reintroduced into the legislature in September 2016, the Ontario government’s Promoting Affordable Housing Act has passed. This new legislation makes changes to several existing Acts including the Housing Services Act (HSA), the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), the Planning Act, and the Development Charges Act.
It’s official – winter has arrived! To help assist with your winter’s energy challenges Enbridge Gas is offering assisted and social housing providers free, easy-to-install measures proven to save energy and dollars. Read on for more info.
The Ontario Government will soon start its Cap and Trade initiative, which has the potential to financially impact many social housing providers. Here’s what ONPHA recommends and what housing providers need to know.
On August 25, ONPHA attended an invitation-only round-table with Ontario Minister of Housing, Chris Ballard. The Minister was interested in hearing our thoughts on how Ontario should respond to the National Housing Strategy (NHS). See what ONPHA had to say.
For smaller housing providers, it’s essential to keep health and safety processes simple. Read on for tips and strategies on meeting your health and safety obligations in a responsible but manageable way.
Non-profit housing providers are often the first people to spot a vulnerable tenant who may need help. But how can you ensure you’re connecting tenants to the right support while maintaining and respecting their privacy?
The school buses are back on the roads and the air is getting cooler. That can only mean one thing for non-profit housing providers – it’s time to start thinking about fall and winter maintenance!
My tenant had her mother move in to her unit. The mother was not listed as a permitted occupant, but her income was reported. On their last annual RGI review, the mother was listed as the only tenant, and the review did not include the daughter’s info. I believe they intend for the mother to take over the lease. What do I do?