While the tenants enjoyed living at Trellis, growing maintenance and funding complexities were exhausting the volunteer board of directors’ resources. The Trellis board approached the City of Toronto and began discussions about finding another non-profit organization to take over the operation.Read More
Imagine consistently having staff turnover every four months. For most organizations, this would be a clear indication that something is not working. For Marc Soberano of Building Up, it’s a sign of success.
“If you have 100 per cent retention, you’re not hiring people that really need it,” explains the 26-year-old Executive Director.
“What has been clear to me for some time,” says Morrison, “Is that CHRA was an organization that was consistently punching above its weight. It has the ear of many decision-makers at the federal level, and is doing a lot of good work to put social housing on the radar.”Read More
At ONPHA, we have spent the past year investigating the challenges that tenants living in social housing communities sometimes face. In November, we released the report Strengthening Social Housing Communities, based on communication with our members about what happens when vulnerable tenants – including frail seniors – can’t access the supports they need.Read More
Low-income families spend a much larger percentage of their income on food than higher-earning ones, meaning that they are more vulnerable to price changes. An increase in food costs is likely to have a large impact on the ability of families, seniors, and single adults to afford adequate food for a healthy diet.Read More