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Steve Seaman considers himself lucky to live at the Castlegreen Housing Co-operative. “I think anybody that gets into a co-op is lucky,” said Seaman. “It is really affordable housing and it’s a community within a community.”read more
With the announcement of his national housing strategy on Wednesday, Justin Trudeau has signalled the return to an era of federal housing responsibility—a bygone legacy of his father’s.read more
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Jenny Gerbasi issued this statement after the federal government released its national housing strategy today.read more
Housing co-op Havre du Petit Village is profiled on the government’s website for the National Housing Strategy. A newer 100-unit seniors’ co-op in Quebec, Havre du Petit Village is lauded for their community-building that enhances the lives of the members.read more
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) applauds the federal government’s announcement of a first ever National Housing Strategy that includes the protection of low-income members of housing cooperatives.read more
Prime Minister Trudeau holds the key with Board president Nicole Waldron, Council president David Waters, and CHF Canada staff Harvey Cooper, Tim Ross and Simone Swail. CHF Canada staff and directors attended the Vancouver and Toronto announcements of the National...read more
You can find details and download a pdf on the government website, Place to call...read more
Jim Mandolin spoke about how his near-death experience led to a decision to change his life. For many years he feared falling back into homelessness, but for the past 25 years Mandolin has found housing security and a community in a housing co-op in Vancouver. He became a husband and father and has published two books.read more
Co-op housing makes an incredible amount of common sense today. We need more of it, not less of it.
In fact, we hope all three levels of government will step up and work toward creating more co-op housing. Co-op housing is about community, not investment speculation. And we’re always better off with people who want to create communities in our city.
A Burnaby housing co-operative is unsure what the future holds for its subsidized residents. Some funding agreements between the federal government and co-ops across the country are scheduled to end next March, including one at Post 83 Co-Op on Mayberry Street, where 45 low-income households rely on subsidies to pay the rent.read more