We are in the home stretch of the Federal Election here in Canada. During the campaign, most leaders have discussed the issue of affordability. Whatever your political stripe, and whoever wins the election, housing affordability is an issue that faces families across Canada and indeed around the world. And of course, politicians play a role in affecting housing affordability. But another key player that impacts the cost of housing is the development industry. It’s a profit-driven industry, which means developers aren’t always motivated to make housing affordable. Today, John talks with Robert Brown who works in the non-profit development sector.
In this episode, Robert and John talk about
- What it means, and how it works, to be a non-profit real estate developer
- How Catalyst Community Developments Society defines “affordable housing”
- Advice Robert has for community organizations considering redevelopment
- The potential future of non-profit real estate development
On another note, we’re starting to collect