Change is in the air! What to expect at this year’s Regional Meetings It’s that time of year again! ONPHA is...
On March 22, the Trudeau Liberal government tabled their second budget called Building a Strong Middle Class. Public reaction to the 2017 Budget has been mixed, however ONPHA sees the budget as setting an important financial stage for housing, albeit over a long term.
Is it better to operate a large number of housing units to streamline business efficiencies or on a smaller scale to encourage close tenant and landlord relationships? This article explores both sides of this difficult question
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This article provides ONPHA members with more information about the provincial government’s shift towards a portable housing benefit framework. It provides a brief description of what portable housing benefits are, and a summary of what Ontario has implemented and announced regarding their use.
Over the past year, ONPHA members have benefited from recent federal and provincial investments in social...
Question: My tenant told me she was going to get an inheritance. Now she has told me that she’ll be getting...
This article explores the subject of Basic Income. After providing a brief description of what is meant by this concept, it provides a summary of the Ontario government’s current Basic Income Pilot project.
The federal government has committed $150 million over four years towards loan pre-payment flexibility for certain housing programs. Learn how St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre, a section 26/27 non-profit housing provider, applied to pay out the remainder of their mortgage held by CMHC without penalty through this investment
Sponsored: Enbridge Gas offers free money saving energy-efficiency upgrades to social housing providers
Enbridge Gas Distribution is offering free energy-efficiency upgrades to social housing units in their franchise areas. The upgrades, which are professionally installed, are part of an ongoing effort by Enbridge Gas to help customers reduce the use of natural gas and lower their energy bills.
Providing a “mentally healthy” workplace can have a huge impact on engagement, productivity and retention of your organization’s employees. Read more from ONPHA’s benefits partner Morneau Shepell.
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.
Section 157 of the Housing Services Act (the HSA) states that Ontario’s housing providers can request...
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.
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.