On July 1, 2020, changes to the way rent-geared-to-income (RGI) is administered are set to come into effect as part of the Ontario government’s Community Housing Renewal Strategy (CHRS). Learn about these changes and how ONPHA can help your organization adjust.
On April 25, 2020 the Province lifted some COVID-19 restrictions, allowing community gardens to open.
Are you opening up your community gardening space or considering implementing a garden for the first time? Read on to learn about ways you can do so safely and in line with public health restrictions.
Our building is currently smoke-free. How can we accommodate tenants who are self-isolating due to COVID-19 so they can use tobacco and/or cannabis safely without affecting others’ rights to a smoke-free environment?
Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 (Bill 184) represents the culmination of several years of consultation between the Province and the community and rental housing sectors.
Read the summary of ONPHA’s legal analysis of the Bill.
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ONPHA worked with its Urban and Rural Indigenous Housing Advisory Committee and consultants Daniel J. Brant and Associates to create and Urban and Rural Indigenous Plan for Ontario.
Learn about how the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is working to help affordable housing providers reduce costs and emissions through sustainable builds and retrofits.
The arrival of COVID-19 has brought with it a set of unprecedented challenges for housing providers, not the least of which is ensuring a safe environment for tenants and staff. We’ve outlined some of the protocols ONPHA Members have adopted to keep their properties and workspaces as safe as possible during the pandemic.
While necessary, social distancing restrictions are proving difficult for many. We talked to community housing providers across Ontario to see what they’re doing to keep tenants connected and informed while helping to reduce social isolation.
News comes rapidly as Ontario and Quebec take their first steps to loosen restrictions on social distancing. In this In Case You Missed It news roundup, our focus is on Ontario re-opening its economy and what ONPHA’s doing to support you.
Most community housing providers will at some point, find themselves facing the difficult situation of a tenant having passed away in their unit.
Read on to learn more about how to prepare your organization to handle the death of a tenant safely and compassionately while taking appropriate steps to ensure legal compliance.
My organization is unsure about how we should handle unit turnovers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read on to learn more.
In this week’s In Case You Missed It, we’ll go over the top 3 key updates over the past few weeks to keep you in the know and help your businesses run smoothly. Since our last In Case You Missed It, ONPHA has some major updates.
Read on to learn more.
A province-wide assessment of property tax values was to have been undertaken this year. It has been postponed. Read on to see how this will impact Ontario’s non-profit housing providers.
We caught up with some of our past ONPHA Award recipients to see how winning their awards impacted them organizationally and on a personal level.
Read on to hear what they had to say.
News happens fast these days. Hour-by-hour, day-by-day, the coronavirus epidemic alters how governments and the sector acts. Read on to catch up on news you may have missed.
Spring has officially arrived, and this particular spring comes with a unique set of challenges. Many community housing providers are finding it difficult to maintain services due to reduced staff availability and the need to work under the constraints of social distancing protocols.
Read on to learn about some of the important tasks you may be able to get started on, even with reduced staffing.
As the global community continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario’s provincial government laid out a reduced budget on March 25, 2020. These measures are just “phase one” of the province’s fiscal actions, Premier Ford told journalists earlier in the week.
Read on to find out how community housing providers will be impacted.
Across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic is seeing most non-essential personnel work from home where possible. Those who are used to working from home occasionally will find that switching over to full-time remote work requires some adjustment. Read on to get tips for working remotely.