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Affordable Housing Ideas

The Affordable Housing Ideas tool is a collection of concepts that may help you develop a plan of action to address local housing issues. It presents a range of strategies, illustrated by real case studies, that have been used by private, non profit and public sectors in varied contexts and for diverse purposes. More >>

In This Section:

  • Community and Housing Design
    This group of strategies examines how community and residential design decisions can reduce housing costs.
  • Construction and Technology
    This group of strategies explains how construction techniques and the use of innovative technology can reduce housing costs.
  • Operations and Management
    This group of strategies looks at how housing affordability can be improved by reducing ongoing operating costs including building and portfolio management.
  • Redevelopment and Renovation
    This group of strategies illustrates how redesign and reuse of buildings and communities can be used to provide affordable housing.
  • Policy and Regulation
    This group of strategies illustrates how federal, provincial and municipal governments can affect housing affordability through public policies and the legal and planning framework.
  • Financing and Tenure
    This group of strategies examines ways to finance private and non-profit rental, ownership and other quasi ownership affordable housing options.


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