This masterclass will look at creative ideas that have been used in the Canadian context to grow the stock of social housing, including how they leveraged or stretched the limited federal dollars available.
We will cover targeted interventions by government, and successful community housing led-projects requiring minimal government funding. The masterclass will also identify a range of funding and financing products that have been helpful in getting social housing developments off the ground.
Steve Pomeroy will speculate on how some of the Canadian approaches might be adapted to help expand the community housing sector in Victoria.
Steve Pomeroy is a Principal, Focus Consulting Inc and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research Education (CURE), Carleton University.
Widely recognised as one of the leading housing policy experts and thought leaders in Canada, Steve is an Ottawa based research consultant. He advises a number of national associations, municipalities and provinces on policy matters and development of comprehensive housing strategies, and assisted CMHC in the development of Canada’s National Housing strategy. Steve has over 35 years of experience in the housing sector, initially in the non-profit sector, local government and with CMHC before establishing Focus Consulting Inc. in 1994.
Since then, he has completed over 180 research reports covering all aspects of housing as well as urban issues. Since 2013, he has been a senior research fellow at Carleton University Centre for Urban Research and Education, (CURE) where he teaches a course in housing policy and mentors students as future housing researchers. In 2013, Steve was recognized for his work in housing research with the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and, in 2014, he received the Canadian Housing Renewal Association (CHRA) Leadership Award.