While regulation can sometimes be seen as a burden, it is crucial to the health of the housing sector both in Canada and abroad. Read about how Ireland is moving from a voluntary regulatory framework to a mandatory one, and how this might strengthen the capacity of their housing providers.
Question: My tenant is 20 years old and lives alone. Her only source of income is $1,200 from Child and Family Services in a different province. She gave me a letter that calls it “income support”. What is this income and how do I calculate it?
Ontario’s property tax system does not treat non-profit housing providers consistently. Some are exempt but many are taxed beyond the income they bring in. What’s going on with these inconsistencies and how have housing providers responded?
The Oaks in Ottawa has helped to decrease per-person alcohol consumption by 30% and improve the overall mental and physical health of their residents, all while saving the public money. Find out how they’re doing it and how a similar model can be applied to other communities.
The rising cost of utilities in Ontario has put a great financial strain on non-profit housing providers, and the environmental impacts from a lack of sustainable housing are proving detrimental. How is the government responding to these issues, what funding is available and what’s coming down the pipe?
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What’s the best way to deal with rats in your building? To not let them inside in the first place! ONPHA Best Deals partner Terminix shares their best prevention tips.
The Hastings Local Housing Corporation has a good-news story to share – they received more than $150,000 in rebates to defray the cost of capital upgrades. Find out how YOU can start writing your own good-news story with Union Gas.
Shape your future in our sector! ONPHA is bringing expert speakers from England and Canada to this year’s conference to give you the tools needed to lead and succeed in our sector’s future.
Fire safety compliance is a huge job involving multiple checklists and procedures, and it’s crucial for housing providers to tick off all of their boxes when it comes to keeping their buildings safe and secure. Keep reading for commonly overlooked fire inspections and be sure to account for these in your plan.
Our sector has eagerly awaited the roll out of the affordable housing initiatives announced in the 2016 federal budget. Find out more about recent funding and how to prepare.
Helping low- and moderate-income individuals find and keep secure, affordable housing, all while accessing the right mix of supports they might need to thrive and stay housed, is no simple task. But Ontario’s non-profit housing providers have been rising to the challenge.
Last year, the Province invested close to $92 million into energy efficiency retrofits for the social housing sector. Find out how much non-profit housing providers received.
Read on for an update on the Fair Housing Plan’s current status and to learn about which aspects could have the greatest impacts for non-profit housing providers.
The affordable housing team at First National provide capital and strategies that result in the lowest possible cost of financing and greater flexibility to achieve the borrower’s goals.
This year, more than 600 members joined us at meetings across the province! Keep reading to find out what they had to say.
Call for nominations for ONPHA’s 2017/18 Board of Directors
ONPHA is pleased to announce the board has appointed a new Interim Executive Director. Get to know a little more about Sylvia Patterson
60+ educational sessions, 110+ expert speakers and 1,100+ non -profit housing professionals all under one roof. Registration now open for the 2017 ONPHA Conference and Trade Show, November 3-5 in Niagara Falls.
Question: I’ve been hearing a lot about End-of-Operating Agreements (EOA) and I’m not sure how I will be affected or what I need to do. Please help!