One of the chief goals of HPC is to support and promote innovation and creative approaches with regard to the future of affordable housing. Two of HPC’s major initiatives explore issues faced broadly by housing providers across Canada and present options to develop new tools to drive business transformation.
Canadian Housing Bank Feasibility Study
HPC is currently exploring the feasibility of creating a dedicated lending institution for affordable housing providers across Canada to finance the regeneration and development of their assets. This entity would focus on pooling capital requirements of a diverse group of borrowers and giving them access to capital lending markets efficiently and cost-effectively. Such a dedicated lending institution will also offer prospective investors an investment opportunity with direct ties to a social return.
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Business Transformation: Promising Practices for Social and Affordable Housing
In 2014, HPC engaged the Centre for Urban Research and Education (CURE) at Carleton University to undertake a study into successful innovations and best practices that have fostered business transformation in the social and affordable housing sector. The research draws on examples of innovative initiatives that are being implemented in the sector and discusses the environment that allowed these innovations to take root while highlighting the current sector impediments to innovation.