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As the sector gears up for the release of the National Housing Strategy, here is a refresh of what ONPHA has recommended.
ONPHA recently talked to members who received funding through the Social Apartment Retrofit Program (SHARP). Read on to learn about their experiences, and what advice they have for housing providers seeking similar funding.
After the 2008 financial crisis, the Irish government needed to address the drop in housing construction and saw the non-profit housing sector as a big part of the solution. A regulatory framework helped them grow the capacity of non-profits, while at the same time proving that investment in this sector was feasible.
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Q: A tenant’s guest overstayed our one-week guest policy and when we let the household know, they said they didn’t have to report household changes for 30 days. If the guest is approved as an occupant, can we add her to the household retroactively for the RGI calculation?
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.
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.
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?
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.