HISTORY

Holcro Non Profit Housing Corporation

Holcro Non-Profit Housing Corporation was incorporated in 1991. It was the fruit of the vision of Father Dave Coté, Pastor of Holy Cross Church who saw first-hand the need for affordable housing in their community.  Coté Terrace is located at 171 Main Street South, Georgetown, Ontario. It was ready for occupancy in 1992

 

Father Coté and the sponsoring group identified a number of unifying principles, which guided them through the development period and on into operations:

 

  1. Affordable seniors housing is one of the critical building blocks that allow its occupants to improve the quality of their lives.

  2. Tenancy is open to all seniors, subject to eligibility based on criteria set by the government, a history of financial responsibility, and availability of units.

  3. Input from tenants into decisions affecting their lives is an important consideration in the board's decision-making process.

  4. Tenants are treated equally despite different levels of income.  In as many ways as possible the same rules apply to rent-geared-to-income households as to any market-rent households who might occupy the project and the same opportunities are available to all.

 

The members of Holcro Non-Profit Housing Corporation took advantage of the provincial government's funding program for subsidies to develop our units.  We sought input in working on the design of Coté Terrace to make some of the apartments work for seniors with diverse physical needs.

Further Reading

Timeline: A History of Social Housing in Ontario, from Sustainable Housing Asset Resource Exchange (SHARE) 

History of Non-Profit Housing in Ontario, from Ontario Non Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)

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