OUR CORE VALUES
Our co-operative approach to housing brings together the interests of the wider community and ensures a holistic approach in assisting individual households with their specific housing needs. Community involvement enables solutions for environments that are healthy and affordable places to live over the long term, where people take responsibility for themselves and each other. A prosperous metropolitan area requires a stable workforce to provide the skills, services, and innovation essential for maintaining a high quality of life.
Transit oriented development (TOD) is a walkable, mixed-use form of area development typically focused within a 600m radius of a primary transit station – a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stop. A TOD enables sustainable long-term urban growth. Higher density development is concentrated near the station to make transit convenient for more people and encourage ridership. This form of development uses existing infrastructure, optimizes use of the transit network and creates mobility options for transit riders and the local community.
As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. Collaboration relies on openness and knowledge sharing but also some level of focus and accountability on the part of the business organizations. Governance is established by addressing the creation of team workspaces with assignment of responsibility for capturing the emergent results of the collaborative effort.
Developing a broad spectrum of affordable housing options through forming partnerships to shape policy, pilot new products and instigate sustainable housing solutions. Utilizing and developing a range of funding, incentive and finance models to aid the delivery of its housing options building on the success of public-private partnership (P3) models. We encourage innovative funding models and innovative building techniques in the rental housing sector. We are always looking for unique ideas that will revolutionize the affordable housing sector moving forward.
Building housing that offers an exceptional lifelong quality while dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and the overall impact on the environment. A photovoltaic array, solar hot water heating system, and passive solar gains to produce renewable to heat, light and operate each of the environments and exceptionally insulated with R-values at least double the building code minimums. The building envelope is also very tightly air sealed, allowing each project to achieve very low air leakages in the range of 0.5 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals.
Ensuring housing does not require an ongoing government subsidy enables 'self-sustaining housing'. We construct projects without relying on ongoing assistance which creates self-sustaining affordability. Under the supervision of qualified tradespersons, we provide occupants the opportunity to contribute to their housing, which benefits the community by both reducing construction costs and enhancing self-esteem giving participants opportunities to learn new skills and an opportunity to bring together members of the community.
Equitable Housing (EH) encourages long term tenure by being affordable and achieves this long term affordability by carefully selecting exceptional locations, Net Zero energy efficiency, and barrier friendly design to adapt to the changing needs of our tenants. EH provides long term viable housing solutions for a vast array of people through an intelligently designed range of products. To ensure ongoing sustainability, our housing products aim to ensure our clients are not placed in housing stress, which is, not paying more 30% of their income in repayments or rent.
Safe, affordable, good quality housing is an essential foundation for building healthy lives, strong communities and economic success for all Canadians. Our vision to to ensure that more Canadians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. We continuously strive to lift more Canadians out of poverty, and contribute to strong, more inclusive communities.
We are a not-for-profit that strives to improve the lives of resource-constrained citizens and make positive, sustainable changes that improve accessibility to a broad range of affordable, high-quality housing opportunities while empowering families, schools, and communities formed for the specific purpose of alleviating housing stress among citizens with below average income levels and create a continuum of housing responses that enable low income families to live affordably.