Innovations in Housing Stability

About the Project

The non-profit housing sector is always innovating, whether it’s to meet new needs or maintain strong outcomes in changing times.

ONPHA’s Innovations in Housing Stability project profiles eight unique initiatives that have helped diverse low- and moderate-income people find and keep a home that meets their needs – from Aboriginal families, seniors, and women leaving violence, to the previously homeless or those struggling with mental health or substance use issues.

These projects feature innovative approaches to addressing a range of complex challenges, but there are key common elements that make them successful:

  • Bold and forward-looking leadership
  • A willingness to collaborate
  • Re-purposing funding for greater impact
  • The potential to bring about lasting change

The profiles feature case studies, videos and supporting resources that demonstrate how innovation is helping people find and maintain safe, secure and affordable homes, and how these approaches can be adapted and applied in other communities.

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Project Evaluation

This project underwent a developmental evaluation, performed by Eko Nomos. Download the evaluation summary below to learn more about the conclusions and recommendations arising from this evaluation.
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Project Funding

This project was completed with funding support from the Province of Ontario.

The research presented in this project does not necessarily reflect the views of the Province.
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Who we are

Founded in 1988, ONPHA is an independent association funded and directed by its members. We believe that secure, decent and affordable housing is a human right and fundamental social determinant of health. It has the power to change lives and is the foundation of vibrant and successful communities.

What we do

As advocates, we raise awareness of the critical role that affordable rental housing plays in Ontario. As capacity builders, we educate our members and offer them the training and resources they need to develop their skills and offer their tenants high-quality homes. As an association, we bring our members together and recognize and celebrate their diversity and the incredible work they do every day.

Our members

ONPHA is home to more than 700 non-profit housing providers. From Windsor to Cornwall, Toronto to Thunder Bay, our members house more than 400,000 people in 170,000 homes across 220 Ontario communities. They are a critical part of the fabric of every community and provide decent, affordable homes to low and moderate income households. Many of our members provide specialized housing and support services for Ontarians who need help to enjoy a successful tenancy.