Only 2 weeks left to apply for CFAA Awards! Time is running out to submit your application for CFAA's Rental Housing Awards Program. If you haven't already, start preparing and submitting your applications to receive recognition for excellence in Canada's rental housing industry. Applications close in two weeks! Submissions are due Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 11:59 midnight PST. CFAA's awards are open to rental housing providers and suppliers that are members of CFAA (either directly or as rental provider members of CFAA- member associations). For more details about the eligibility criteria, our 10 awards categories, or to submit your application, click on the [...]
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Call for Judges for the CFAA Rental Housing Awards Program CFAA is still accepting applications from volunteers to be judges for the Rental Housing Program. Each award category is assigned to a panel of volunteers, who will judge the submissions. Judges will review the submissions in one category, give them a preliminary rating, and then meet virtually to decide the winners and runners-up. Judges will need to be available to read submissions and meet virtually with their fellow judges during the weeks of March 21 and 28. Judges will need to devote about 2 to 4 hours over the course [...]
Two months left to apply for the 2022 CFAA Awards! The 2022 CFAA Rental Housing Awards Program is open for applications. Take a look through CFAA's 2022 Awards Brochure, to start thinking about what applications you'll want to put forward this year. The deadline for full and complete submissions is Thursday, March 10, 2022. Apply Today CFAA is continuing its simplified and expanded eligibility rules and application portal that were both introduced in 2020. However, the eligibility time window has been changed to coincide with the 2021 calendar year. Be sure to check the eligibility dates before beginning your application. To confirm [...]
Solutions Lab proposes new federal tax on homes worth more than $1M There is considerable public concern about the level and continued increases of house prices. For several years, CMHC has been funding Solutions Labs about that and other housing issues. Solution Labs “fuel bottom-up collaborative innovation by bringing diverse groups of people together in search of new ways to solve complex housing problems.” The Lab led by Generation Squeeze (“GS”) is called "Wealth and the Problem of Housing Inequity across Generations". The Lab has just reported with ideas they think will make housing more affordable, and make the housing system [...]
Everyone at CFAA wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! Please note that our office will close for the holidays at 4:30pm EST on Thursday, December 23 and will re-open at 8:30am EST on Tuesday, January 4. What is coming up in 2022? CFAA-RHC 2022 Registration is now open for CFAA-RHC 2022, which is scheduled to take place from May 9 to 11 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto. With the timely restrictions and expanded booster shot eligibility, CFAA is hopeful that CFAA-RHC will [...]
Federal housing mandate letter renews concerns Mandate letter renews pre-election concerns The mandate letter given today to federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, includes a number of points of concern from the Liberal Party election platform. The main concerns are the following directions. The Minister of Housing is to work with provinces, territories, municipalities and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to develop a Fairness in Real Estate Action Plan that includes: requiring landlords to disclose in their tax filings the rent they receive pre- and post-renovation and to pay a proportional [...]
CFAA work on the new Housing Accelerator Fund A major, concrete platform promise of the federal Liberals, echoed in the Throne Speech, is to create a Housing Accelerator Fund to support the municipalities in speeding up approvals for new housing. Most of CFAA’s members associations support faster project approvals for three main reasons: They have members who want to build. Their cities need more rental housing. More rental housing will take some of the pressure off the rental market so that there will be less demand for tighter rent control or other regulations. CFAA has long supported more rental development [...]
CFAA Awards Program 2022 now accepting applications! CFAA is proud to announce that the annual Rental Housing Awards Program is open for applications. Take a look through CFAA's Award Brochure for 2021, to start thinking about what applications you'll want to put forward this year. Apply Today CFAA is continuing its simplified and expanded eligibility rules and application portal that were both introduced in 2020. However, the eligibility window has been changed for most awards. Be sure to check the eligibility dates before beginning your application. All are now calendar 2021. To confirm your eligibility before starting your application, please take the Eligibility Self-Assessment or [...]
CFAA-RHC 2022 early registration open! CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2022 is taking place from Monday, May 9 to Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto. The Conference schedule at a glance is as follows: Date Event MONDAY, MAY 9 Building Innovation Tour Welcome Reception TUESDAY, MAY 10 Education Sessions Awards Reception Awards Dinner WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 Education Sessions Early registration for rental housing providers and sponsors is open now! If you have any issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Register Now! For more information about CFAA-RHC 2022, please visit the link below. CFAA-RHC 2022 Website [...]
2021 CFAA Rental Housing Employee Compensation Survey available now! It seems obvious that paying employees too much can cut into profits, but paying too little can too! If your employees turn over too quickly, then customer service and productivity is compromised. A major cause of excess employee turnover is not paying enough. To pay at the optimal level your company chooses, employers need to know the market. To find out how your company fits into the market for rental housing employees, purchase the CFAA 2021 Employee Compensation and Benefits Survey! 2021 COMPENSATION SURVEY ORDER FORM [...]