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Community Developers Toolkit - New Commons Development

"Creating and preserving affordable housing and other community-owned assets in Canada is more critical than ever given the rapid escalation of real estate costs and the relative stagnation of wages in major urban markets. This makes the need for the non-profit sector to increase its real estate development capacity even more critical. New Commons Development and a number of its collaborators are working to promote and facilitate this capacity building in the sector, while building and preserving affordable housing and community real estate that stays where it belongs – in the hands of the community. ...this toolkit [is] targeted at assisting community developers to work effectively with municipalities in assessing affordable housing needs in their community and understanding program and policy opportunities."