There has been lots written on the price of housing, and its impact on housing affordability for all sectors of the population. But coupled with the price of housing are two other factors: incomes that are not keeping pace with housing prices, and mortgage rules that affect who is allowed to enter the housing market. … Continue reading Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.
I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?
HHHBA is excited to announce that earlier this week, Divisional Court ruled in our favour regarding the last outstanding issue surrounding our appeal of the 2012 Halton DC By-law. With both issues resolved, this means that all builders building from summer of 2012 onwards have refunds with respect to the Conservation Authority charge, and builders … Continue reading HHHBA Divisional Court Win
Whenever I’m out, whether it be at a party with friends, a networking event, etc. the conversation often turns to the price of housing. Most are surprised at the rate by which the price of housing continues to climb, and wonder if it will peak or max out. People say: “how can my kids afford … Continue reading Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing
For those of you who have been awaiting the long outstanding City of Hamilton engineering guidelines, and haven’t been able to attend Development Council, here’s a bit of an update regarding the Engineering Guidelines. A number of us met over the fall and January with City staff to hash out changes to the guidelines. A … Continue reading Engineering Guidelines Update