Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. has been hired by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of their assessment management and refinancing service within their commercial services division. The project aims to undertake a rigorous analysis of approximately 20 Housing Co-operatives that have successfully accessed refinancing through the CHF Canada program. The objective is to understand the full value that Housing Co-ops are getting from the service in terms of property value increases, energy efficiency, pride of place, updated common elements, beautification of their environment, and others. This work is being conducted through a series of interviews and focus groups and aims to develop a systematic evaluation framework that can be utilized to document and report impact effectively in the future. This information will be beneficial to CHF Canada in being able to effectively tell its story, market its services, report to its members, and advocate for policy that will further enable housing co-operatives across the Country to successfully update their facilities and renegotiate their mortgages.