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Finance committee  Generally, yes. The renewal of what were called operating agreements is under way. It's being replaced with rental assistance to low-income households.

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross

Finance committee  Yes. That's under way. We're really looking forward to the launch of the federal community housing initiative on April 1. That will secure affordability for 55,000 households in community housing across the country. In terms of new funds to start new co-ops, it's a bit of a yes

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross

Finance committee  In this particular budget there are two asks that have financial requests and it's $350 million, focused on the creation of new co-op housing supply and the acquisition of federal surplus land. The other programs that are focused on rental assistance are already budgeted in the n

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross

Finance committee  The short answer would be that we have a really good national housing strategy, but why only set out to solve part of the problem? The targets that have been set do not address all of the core housing needs in Canada. The national housing strategy could be enhanced by augmenting

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross

Finance committee  I will begin with the first question, which is much easier than the second question. We generally support a reinvestment in community housing. At one point federal funding for community housing exceeded $2 billion per year. That's going down as a result of the end of operating

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross

Finance committee  Thank you to the committee for the invitation to be here today. I represent the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. We represent over 250,000 Canadians living in housing co-operatives from coast to coast to coast, in every province and in every territory. I'm joined here

February 5th, 2020Committee meeting

Timothy Ross