TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Social housing in Ontario is home to 600,000+
of our most vulnerable citizens and has a waiting list of more than
142,000. Poverty By Postal Code 2: Vertical Poverty, United Way Toronto's most recent report, calls on the city, developers,
governments and civil society organizations to work together to expand
the supply of affordable housing in mixed-income neighbourhoods to
reduce rising concentrations of poverty.
Lindsey Reed, CEO, Social Housing Services Corporation, has more than 30 years in the affordable housing sector at the
provincial, municipal, local housing authority and housing provider
level. She currently sits on the several boards, including that of the
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and Ontario's Asset Management
Centre for social housing, a cross-sectoral organization focused on
developing tools to protect Ontario's aging stock. Under Ms. Reed's
leadership, SHSC has become a major contributor to social housing
research in Canada, second only to the federal government.
Ms. Reed can speak to the recommendations in the United Way report and
the need to continue funding the repair, maintenance and building of
Ontario's social housing stock. Safe, affordable housing contributes to
the success of citizens, and more generally the health and productivity
of the country.
About Social Housing Services Corporation
The Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC) is a non-profit
corporation that supports social housing providers in Ontario through
technical expertise in assessing building conditions, procurement,
social housing financing and energy management. SHSC also delivers
province-wide programs to social housing providers in insurance,
investments, gas purchasing.
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