2020 has been an unpredictable, challenging and transformative year. ONPHA has been working hard to support its members and advocate to all levels of government for increased supports and funding opportunities for housing providers. Read on to see some of our biggest wins from this year.
Ottawa Community Housing is taking over the ONPHA blog! Learn how their drive to improve the tenant and employee experience alike led to them being chosen as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
The ONPHA team is excited to build on the work we did in 2020 and we’re using our experience and lessons learned to inform our strategies for 2021. We have a lot to accomplish this year and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get to it. Read on to see ONPHA’s New Year’s resolutions.
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Learn how Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust is acquiring and preserving affordable housing stock in a rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhood with help from investor VCIB.
Ottawa Community Housing reduces carbon footprint while building additional affordable housing capacity
Ottawa Community Housing is taking over the ONPHA blog! Learn about their innovative and award-winning green initiatives and how they’re improving the tenant experience.
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.
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.
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.