There has been lots written on the price of housing, and its impact on housing affordability for all sectors of the population. But coupled with the price of housing are two other factors: incomes that are not keeping pace with housing prices, and mortgage rules that affect who is allowed to enter the housing market. … Continue reading Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.
Have you checked out the current job listings? There are two job openings available, either by members or the Association itself. Please check out our Careers Page.
I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?
We have fantastic partners! We’d like to thank Meridian Credit Union for moving up to a Silver Partner starting 2017. We’d also like to welcome Durward Jones Barkwell to our partnership program as a Bronze Partner. Thank you both for your support of HHHBA!
Are you a planner or planning technician, looking to gain some experience in government relations and policy as it relates to land development? If so, take a look at the posting on our Careers Page!
Do you use the MAP program? Familiar with what it is? Please check out our MAP page for member to member and other discounts available through your membership. Recently two members have added offers: Hamilton TiCats and Caliber Communications!
HHHBA is excited to announce that earlier this week, Divisional Court ruled in our favour regarding the last outstanding issue surrounding our appeal of the 2012 Halton DC By-law. With both issues resolved, this means that all builders building from summer of 2012 onwards have refunds with respect to the Conservation Authority charge, and builders … Continue reading HHHBA Divisional Court Win
Even though summer is quickly approaching, we’re really quite busy around here at HHHBA! There are lots of policy issues going on, both local (Planning policy changes, new engineering guidelines, LRT) and provincial (inclusionary zoning, greenbelt mapping changes, Growth Plan amendments). We have lots of events scheduled as well – there’s something for everyone. Please … Continue reading Summer is almost upon us!
Whenever I’m out, whether it be at a party with friends, a networking event, etc. the conversation often turns to the price of housing. Most are surprised at the rate by which the price of housing continues to climb, and wonder if it will peak or max out. People say: “how can my kids afford … Continue reading Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing
For those of you who have been awaiting the long outstanding City of Hamilton engineering guidelines, and haven’t been able to attend Development Council, here’s a bit of an update regarding the Engineering Guidelines. A number of us met over the fall and January with City staff to hash out changes to the guidelines. A … Continue reading Engineering Guidelines Update