CMHC and Habitat Canada: Partnering to build more affordable homes
On this week's podcast, host Dave Trafford speaks with Charlie MacArthur, Senior Vice-President of Assisted Housing at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat Canada on how the two organizations have partnered together over the years. Charlie (pictured at right) has not only seen firsthand the impact the Habitat home, he’s also picked up a hammer and joined volunteers in helping build homes. He says Habitat for Humanity has been a catalyst in shaping affordable housing programs and policy.
“The strength of the organization, the credibility of the organization and the willingness to do the right thing every time makes it easy to work with Habitat,” says MacArthur.
Habitat Canada relies on long-term relationships with dozens of private sector supporters. But it’s the partnership with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation that has resulted in a number of significant Habitat initiatives, including Habitat Canada’s Indigenous Housing Partnerships and numerous Habitat build projects across the country.
Listen to this week's episode at habitat.ca/thepodcast.