One of the chief goals of HPC is to support and promote innovation and creative approaches with regard to the future of affordable housing. HPC’s major priority is to explore issues faced broadly by housing providers across Canada and to present options to develop new tools to drive business transformation.
Skillsets and Core Competencies Needed to Facilitate Business Transformation in the Non-Profit Housing Sector
Released in 2018, HPC's second business transformation investigation explores organizational development and capacity while building a better understanding of the skill sets and core competencies required in the non-profit sector to drive business sustainability. The investigation examined areas such as strategic changes and risk tolerance, organizational adaptations and culture, governance and internal organizational capacities.
Read more about the study:
Business Transformation II Study: Research Bulletin
Business Transformation II Study: Final Report
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Alternative Financing Options - HPC Housing Investment Corporation
In 2015, HPC supported a feasibility study for a dedicated lending institution for affordable housing providers across Canada to finance the regeneration and development of their assets. This work led to the creation of the HPC Housing Investment Corporation, whose mission is to deliver long-term competitive financing to housing non-profits and cooperatives to build more affordable housing and regenerate Canadian community housing portfolios. With in-depth housing knowledge combined with finance expertise, their goal is to help our housing clients foster their business self-sufficiency and see the development and regeneration of more non-profit rental housing.
For more information on HPC Housing Investment Corporation, please visit their website www.housinginvestment.ca
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.