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Affordable housing is a huge and complex problem in Canada, and one that we have manifestly failed to solve over the last 20 years. In fact, since the retreat of the federal government from the...
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The Community Land Trust Online Handbook is a rich compendium of materials by the E.F. Schumacher Society relating to Community Land Trusts: background materials on its principles and concepts;...
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This publication of the New Economics Foundation proposes community land trusts as a way to separate the cost of land from the purchase price of the housing on it.In Britain, house prices have risen...
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Champlain Housing Trust provides a wide range of housing to 2,000 households in the State of Vermont. It also provides a variety of services supportive of affordable housing, like technical...
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Affordable housing has been key to strategies of neighbourhood renewal since the 1960s. But beware the recent push in federal policy away from community or co-operative initiatives and towards...
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Who would you sooner pay monthly - a landlord or a mortgage company? For New Westminster Community Development Society, the chance to purchase its office building outright seemed like the opportunity...
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Rankin MacSween reflects on the reasons for New Dawn's past success: cultural identity, links to higher education, effective capital formation, and a devotion to community-building.
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Cape Breton's BCA Holdings backs local initiatives with an 'active' style of investment.
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In the first of three articles, Rankin MacSween explains how a local co-op housing movement took root in Cape Breton in the 1930s and '40s, before the era of big government.
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Canada's senior CDC made housing the centrepiece of its community development work for 20 years. With the erosion of real estate values, the demand for housing, and old public sector partners, New...