Community Housing Canada (CHC) is a joint CMHC – SSHRC funded partnership project with the aim of addressing complex questions that need answers to ensure that the renewal and expansion of community housing in Canada is sustainable and resilient. CHC includes several Areas of Inquiry (AoI) which lead various dimensions of community housing research for the CHC Partnership. AoI IV – led by Dr. Rebecca Schiff – conducts focused research on models of community housing. As part of this work – AoI IV is launching a report on models of community housing in the Canadian context.
Based on data from over a series of interviews with community housing providers across the country, the team developed a booklet to demonstrate the varied models and roles of community (social/affordable) housing providers across the country. In conjunction with this report, AoI IV also aimed to establish an approach for understanding the various dimensions which define the diverse models across the Canadian community housing sector. This initial model – typology – for defining dimensions of community housing are also presented in this report.