BUILDING FOR THE NEED
The perfect storm for tiny homes
- The Pandemic has heightened awareness of the need for more affordable housing, as well as housing solutions for the homeless.
- All levels of government are testing different approaches to the problem and many are warming to the idea of tiny homes as another option.
- Housing demand combined with having the lowest number of units per 1,000 residents of any G7 country has driven prices beyond the reach of many Canadians.
Minister Clark mentions Ontario’s housing needs (1.2 million homes) at the ROMA conference in January 2022
CAN'T KEEP UP
CHANGE THE CODE FOR THE COMMON GOOD
One perceived obstacle to Tiny Town community developments is zoning. Ministery2019s Zoning Orders (MZOs), modifications to existing Land Use Designations, or new designations can be created to enable the development of tiny home communities.
Fredericton, NB as an example is supporting the development of a 96-tiny homes community under their Comprehensive Development District Zone (CCD) designation.
Similarly, other municipalities can take the initiative to enable tiny home communities through zoning and by-law reforms.
What We Can Help With
land ownership/partnership contract
funding - CMHC seed to start, private/corporate participation, CMHC co-investment funding
PM firm contracting
site design - architectural design
studies - all enviro, municipal, etc
contracts with construction service providers
For rentals - CMHC vetting via contracted rental management company
if sales included - tiny home site sales, construction, financing through bank/credit union or other
if the community centre is included, that would need to be integrated as well
sourcing/contracting local property management
company, rental management company
if off-grid, contracts with utility providers
ongoing site oversite, through management companies
Seeking Partnerships to build the first Tiny Town.
We are seeking to partner with provincial governments to fund the launch of this project. The business model is strong enough to support private and institutional investment however, working with the government will allow us to re-invest proceeds back into the project, allowing us to do more housing good for Canada. We also know that partnering with the government will allow projects to proceed faster, increasing the speed that we can address affordable housing issues for Canadians.
We're excited to partner with local builders, developers, municipalities and the Province to create a pocket community or neighbourhood in your region. Be the FIRST!
These micro-layout neighbourhoods will be a game-changer for both urban and suburban areas looking to minimize a development footprint, maximize community spirit and see all those in need find deeply affordable housing.
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