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Affordable housing development breaks ground in Scarborough

The Daniels Corporation and partner Diamond Corp. recently broke ground on a new condominium community called Daniels FirstHome Markham Sheppard.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Edmonton welcomes new modular apartment

Edmonton's first apartment block made entirely of shipping containers is opening this month at 95th Avenue and 163th Street. Known as Westgate Manor, the three-storey, 20-unit multifamily development will bring much needed affordable housing to the area.

REMI Network

Vancouver quadruples purpose-built rental target

Purpose-built rental housing will quadruple – up to 20,000 additional homes over the next ten years.
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Construction Business

Calgary to sell seven sites for affordable housing

The City of Calgary will be selling seven city-owned sites to non-profit affordable housing providers.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

More purpose-built rental needed in GTA: CIBC

Preventing a full-blown housing-affordability crisis in the Greater Toronto Area will require GTA-specific policies aimed at increasing the supply of purpose-built rental units, finds a

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK addresses decline in housing affordability

The United Kingdom's tight housing market has prompted new government efforts to relieve renting costs and boost the country's supply of private and public stock.

Canadian Property Management

Vancouver approves empty homes tax

The City of Vancouver has approved a program that will introduce a one per cent tax on empty homes, the first of its kind in

REMI Network

Affordable Housing Crisis Sparks Innovation

New funding models and innovative building techniques are expected to revolutionize the affordable housing sector in Canada.

Construction Business

Vancouver to build new affordable homes

The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to build 400 new affordable homes on four city-owned sites worth $50 million. These sites

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable housing coming to Vancouver

A new affordable housing development spanning four Vancouver sites is currently under construction, with the first 48 homes scheduled for completion next March.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning

New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario’s long-term affordable housing strategy

The government of Ontario has announced it will be introducing a suite of legislative and policy measures, and investing $178 million over three years, to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to affordable and adequate housing.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tackling B.C.’s affordable housing deficit

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is concerned that the budget isn't doing enough to address B.C.'s affordable housing deficit, despite it looking good on paper.
A variety of low, medium and high rise social housing types in north London, England.High rise apartments tower over local authority housing and flats amidst a splash of green trees. The tower blocks are lit by the evening sun against a backdrop of ominous black storm clouds

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Tenant blowback hits heat recovery ventilation

Recent data analysis from the United Kingdom's Building Performance Evaluation program questions the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

U.S. lobbyists raise rental housing issues

Rental housing issues figure prominently among the Institute of Real Estate Management's (IREM) U.S. public policy priorities for 2016.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

An affordable remedy to a national crisis

Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Boosting Canada’s low-income rental market

Affordability is a concern for many Canadians, but low-income rental households face the greatest set of challenges. With the federal election fast approaching, party leaders have been busy unveiling plans to tackle what is being dubbed an “affordable housing crisis.”