National Outlook

Supporting the CFAA

2024-02-05T15:16:12-05:00

CFAA was initially created as an association of associations; with membership consisting of provincial and regional landlord associations from across Canada who understood the importance of advocating on behalf of Canada’s rental housing industry with the Federal government. In those early years, CFAA advocated for tax fairness and for federal programs to assist rental property owners and managers retrofit aging buildings. In addition, CFAA spent considerable time working with CMHC to influence various programs that could assist with project financing. A rental housing conference was launched to provide an opportunity for industry professionals from across Canada to gather, network, learn, [...]

Supporting the CFAA2024-02-05T15:16:12-05:00

CFAA 2023 Rental Housing Awards Finalists!

2023-05-22T12:50:15-04:00

CFAA 2023 Rental Housing Awards Finalists! CFAA is thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2023 CFAA Rental Housing Awards Program. The finalists include leading rental housing providers, employees, suppliers and apartment associations. CFAA thanks the many applicants, and judges, who made the CFAA Awards Program possible. View the complete list of finalists here. On Thursday, June 15, 2023, CFAA will host the annual CFAA Awards Dinner to recognize the finalists and winners of the CFAA Rental Housing Awards. The Awards Dinner is a part of the CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2023, which takes place [...]

CFAA 2023 Rental Housing Awards Finalists!2023-05-22T12:50:15-04:00

Important Update About CFAA Hotel Block

2023-05-22T13:00:56-04:00

Important Update About CFAA Hotel Block CFAA arranged discounted accommodations at The Westin Nova Scotian. However, the hotel block has all been taken up. The Westin Nova Scotian has no rooms available (at any rate) from June 14 to June 16. Below is a list of alternate accommodation very close to the Westin Nova Scotian which is available NOW. It too may book up. Of course, you can choose any accommodation in or near Halifax, including short term rentals (e.g. Airbnb, but we urge you to register and book now so that you are not disappointed. We hope you can [...]

Important Update About CFAA Hotel Block2023-05-22T13:00:56-04:00

CFAA Awards Program 2023 launches!

2023-02-21T15:10:34-05:00

CFAA Awards Program 2023 launches! CFAA is excited to announce the launch of its Rental Housing Awards Program for 2023. This year's program features a powerful new awards portal, a new awards category, and the CFAA Awards Dinner in Halifax this June. CFAA's Rental Housing Awards Program highlights the successes, achievements, and talents of the best and brightest employees and companies in Canada’s rental housing industry. CFAA will recognize the finalists and winners at CFAA's Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in Halifax. The Awards Dinner is a part of the CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2023, which takes [...]

CFAA Awards Program 2023 launches!2023-02-21T15:10:34-05:00

Upcoming Webinar: National Economic Outlook with Benjamin Tal

2023-01-12T13:39:02-05:00

Upcoming Webinar: National Economic Outlook with Benjamin Tal Join CFAA from 2 to 3pm EST on February 7, to learn where the economy is headed and what Canadian rental housing providers can expect in 2023. If you are a rental housing provider receiving this communication from your provincial or local association, register for free by clicking the link below. To what extent will inflation continue? Are price increases being driven by supply or demand or both? What are the implications for interest rates, both short and long rates? How serious is the risk of overcorrecting? What about labour markets and wage inflation? [...]

Upcoming Webinar: National Economic Outlook with Benjamin Tal2023-01-12T13:39:02-05:00

National Housing Day and CFAA

2022-11-23T09:38:14-05:00

National Housing Day and CFAA View CFAA's Press ReleaseOn this National Housing Day, the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, wishes to recognize what we have in Canada’s housing sector, and what we still need to achieve.What we have in Canada’s housing sector92.3% of Canadian households live in adequate, suitable and affordable housing, or have it available to them. (In 2021, the rate of core housing need was 7.7%.)Canadians who rent have access to 1.2 million rental homes in large rental buildings in the purpose-built sector, a much larger percentage than in the OECD[1] (other than the United States, where the [...]

National Housing Day and CFAA2022-11-23T09:38:14-05:00

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission

2022-11-18T12:03:11-05:00

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission CFAA submits Pre-budget submission for 2023, with 8 recommendations to promote rental housing development, and avoid tighter rent control. The Pre-budget submission is a shorter version of the main CFAA submission to the Government dated October 3, 2022.Pre-budget submission.2022.10.07 The main Government submission dated October 3, 2022.Submission to Government.2022.10.03

CFAA makes 2023 Pre-budget submission2022-11-18T12:03:11-05:00

Congratulations to CFAA’s 2022 Awards Winners!

2022-06-07T10:56:08-04:00

CFAA Congratulates the Winners and Finalists in its 2022 Awards The CFAA Awards Dinner was attended by 265 people, a CFAA record. Attendees enjoyed the review of the finalists and announcement of the winners in almost 20 awards categories. CFAA congratulates all the winners and finalists! View the full list here.

Congratulations to CFAA’s 2022 Awards Winners!2022-06-07T10:56:08-04:00

Only 2 weeks left to apply for CFAA Awards!

2022-03-01T13:58:55-05:00

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 [...]

Only 2 weeks left to apply for CFAA Awards!2022-03-01T13:58:55-05:00

Update on CMHC’s New Use Of Funds Rule For Insured Borrowing

2021-12-17T11:57:34-05:00

UPDATE ON CMHC’S NEW USE OF FUNDS RULE FOR INSURED BORROWING Background As CFAA reported on June 2 and June 17, CMHC ruled on May 28 that its mortgage insurance cannot be used for upward re-financing to take out equity from rental properties of 5 units or more. Generally, equity can only be taken out (using insured funds) on the first insured financing of a new residential rental building, or after a purchase closed with uninsured funds and equity. In all situations, uninsured funds (“conventional funds”) can be used to take out equity, but that is more costly than [...]

Update on CMHC’s New Use Of Funds Rule For Insured Borrowing2021-12-17T11:57:34-05:00
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