November 24, 2021
Experts Weigh in on Barriers to Housing Supply
Evergreen is asking experts from the housing sector across Canada to share their experiences and highlight some key barriers to new housing supply.
The Housing Supply Challenge, delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, invites applicants to propose solutions that will reduce or remove barriers to new housing supply. Evergreen supports applicants of the Housing Supply Challenge by providing guidance, mentorship, and resources needed to develop and improve their submission.
Evergreen is asking experts from the housing sector across Canada to share their experiences and highlight some key barriers to new housing supply. Read their stories below.
Jennifer Looi, manager of data consulting at Ajah, an organization that specializes in data and technology for the social good sector, explains how to demystify data when working on solutions to the housing supply crisis.
Neil Lovitt, Vice President of Planning and Economic Intelligence at Turner Drake & Partners, studies infrastructure and non-market housing feasibility. He outlines the need for all levels of government to plan long-term but act immediately.
Sophie Guilbault, Manager of Partnerships Development at the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction in Toronto discusses how housing needs to adapt to reflect extreme weather events.
Dan Dicaire, Manager of Conservation and Sustainability at the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC), explains how energy efficiency and investing in retrofits are essential to building housing that lasts.
Damaris Rose, retired professor of Urban Studies, shares research on how Quebec’s housing policy currently falls short when it comes to Canadian newcomers, and what can be done about it.
Jocelyn Greene, former Executive Director of Stella Burry Community Services (now Stella’s Circle) in St. John’s, Newfoundland, shares her experiences working on one of the first supportive housing projects funded by the Supportive Communities Partnership Initiative.