BCNPHA is excited to share that our Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) Study with Metro Vancouver
won the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Gold Roof Award for Housing Research Excellence. CMHC’s Housing Research Awards program is part of the National Housing Strategy (NHS) announced by the Government of Canada in 2017.
The Housing Research Awards recognize and promote excellence and innovation in research, and help foster a better understanding of housing needs and solutions that help Canadians access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. A panel of experts reviewed the applications following a stringent set of criteria to identify the projects with potential to have the greatest impact on housing affordability and advancements in housing research.
The (TOAH) Study provides crucial information to practitioners (land use planners, housing planners, and transportation planners), non-market and market developers, financiers, and policymakers at all levels of government on the challenges and opportunities to deliver purpose-built rental housing that is affordable to lower income households and located near frequent transit.
The TOAH Study builds on Metro Vancouver’s Housing and Transportation Cost Burden Study, which found that housing and transportation make up the largest share of household expenditures.