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  • CHAC General information
  • 1 in 5 households are overspending on housing – in 2014 that was 86,750 households.
  • In 2014 over 15,000 households were at high risk of becoming homeless, spending more than 50% of before-tax income on shelter and earning less than $20,000 per year.
  • At the last count in October 2014, over 3,500 people were experiencing homelessness.
  • Providing a home saves taxpayers approximately $34,000 per person annually.
  • Only 9% of below market homes in Calgary are in buildings that were constructed in the last 20 years.
  • Federal Government operating agreements that fund social housing properties will start expiring in 2021.




Opening Doors 2017:

CHAC newsletter archive:

June 2018 - The City and CHAC address the Priorities and Finance Committee (PFC)

March 2018 - CHAC: National Housing Strategy Response

January 2018 - Multi-Family Rental Housing Fund

November 2017 - CHAC coordinated response to COPTER

September 2017 - CHAC Civic Election engagement

August 2017 - The number 1 source for housing information this civic election...

July 2017 - Discounted land and the Non-Market Real Estate Strategy...

May 2017 - Collectively delivering results...

• March 2017 - A new complete inventory of housing in Calgary...

February 2017 - Steering Committee report and local opportunities...

January 2017 newsletter - The collective has officially launched...


Opening Doors National Housing Day Conference 2017 program and presentation materials:

Conference Program 2017

Harnessing Generational Change - David Coletto, Abacus Data

Experiences of Living in Social Housing: Stigma, Realities and Transformation - Curtis Carmichael, Community Activist &     Educator

A Tenant's Journey: Mapping the Path to Housing - Kevin Drinkwater & Fouad Jallouli, JFIVE

Transforming the Housing Sector: Public Private Partnerships - Wanda Palmer, Trico Homes

Transforming the Housing Sector: Housing Partnership Canada - Sarah Woodgate, Calgary Housing Company, City of     Calgary 

Transforming the Housing Sector: Foundations for Home - Jessica DeVreeze & Cynthia Christison, City of Calgary

Green Building Standards: Comparison of Green Building Programs - Tyler Hermanson, 4 Elements Integrated Design Ltd.

Green Building Standards: Built Green - Economic Benefits & More - Jenifer Christenson, Built Green Canada

Green Building Standards: Passive House for Affordable Housing - Oscar Flechas, Flechas Architecture

NIMBY to YIMBY: Community Engagement - Aaron (Galenzoski) Morris, Omnia Strategic & Matt Vermunt, HomeSpace

Digital Communication Policies & Cyber Security - Lindsay Anderson & Carla Ecklin, Wood's Homes

Housing Needs Assessment - Stephanie Chai, Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board, Gary Gordon, Gordon and Associates   & Thom Stubbs, Headwater Group

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