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Town Hall Attainable Housing in The Blue Mountains

October 27 2020

The Blue Mountains Ratepayers Association and The Forum hosted a Town Hall to provide an update to their members on attainable housing in The Blue Mountains. BMAHC Chair of the Board and Executive Director laid out the BMAHC attainable housing strategy, provided an update on development projects and shared how you can stay informed and engage as the creation of housing progresses.

To watch the livestreamed event, click here or to view the presentation in pdf form, click here.

Call for Appointment BMAHC Board of Directors 

One (1) vacant position

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) is seeking applications in the form of letters of interest and resumes from members of the public for appointment to BMAHC Board of Directors.

The Board’s composition is a 9-member volunteer Board of Directors, of which 8 Directors have been previously appointed. The Board is currently seeking to fill the remaining vacancy with a person in this volunteer role who is willing to share their real estate development experience and passion to address the housing market affordability gap for the growing and underserved middle income families and individuals in our community.

In the letters of interest and resumes, applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to attainable housing. BMAHC is seeking candidates preferably with experience in multi-family residential construction or development experience however, all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants should be prepared to participate in daytime and evening meetings at least once monthly and commit enough time to read meeting materials in advance of the meeting.

For additional information regarding The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation go to https://www.thebluemountainshousing.ca/

All Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm to:

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

Attention:  Executive Director

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310

Thornbury, Ontario       N0H 2P0

Contact Attainable Housing

 

Housing Matters Issue September 2020

We are excited to have launched our electronic newsletter this month. To stay up to date on the news from The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing, go to our September 2020 issue of Housing Matters.

To subscribe to the e-newsletter, click here.

Call for Evaluation Team Member for Builder Procurement

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) is seeking applications in the form of a letter of interest and resume, from residents of the town of The Blue Mountains for appointment to the Builder Procurement Evaluation Team with BMAHC.

The Evaluation Team is being established to review and evaluate submissions for design and building of attainable housing on the Gateway site at 171 King St E in Thornbury.  This role will be responsible to work together as part of the Evaluation Team reviewing and assessing submissions received in response to the design builder procurement and evaluating those submissions in accordance with the identified scoring methodology.  The Evaluation Team will be comprised of representatives from the Board and staff from BMAHC and Town.  The Board is currently seeking 1 member of the public who is a resident in the town of The Blue Mountains.

In their letter of interest and resume, applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to attainable housing. BMAHC is seeking candidates preferably with experience in business management, finance, real estate development, or communications however, all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants should be prepared to participate in day-time meetings and commit enough time to read and review materials in advance of Team meetings.

All Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm to:

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

Attention:  Executive Director

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310

Thornbury, Ontario       N0H 2P0

Email the Executive Assistant

Attainable Housing Gateway Site Planning Process Update

On Monday, June 29, 2020 the Town of The Blue Mountains Council began the formal planning and public consultation process for the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) Gateway Site located at 171 King Street East in Thornbury. A final decision has not been made regarding changes to zoning or the official plan criteria for this site. 

June 29, 2020 - Notice - Attainable Housing Gateway Site Planning Process Update

Citizens' Forum Attainable Housing Project Update Presentation June 2020

Board Chair Rob Sampson and Executive Director Sharon McCormick were invited to the Citizens' Forum in the Town of the Blue Mountains to present an update on the Gateway site attainable housing project. Click the link below to view the presentation.

June 23, 2020 - Citizens' Forum Gateway Site Attainable Housing Update

Sharon McCormick Hired as Executive Director of the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

As Executive Director, Sharon will oversee management responsibilities of the BMAHC while providing strategic leadership to support the creation of attainable housing opportunities in The Blue Mountains.

January 31, 2020 - Sharon McCormick hired as Executive Director Press Release

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation Request for Information for Development of Attainable Housing in The Blue Mountains

The Town of The Blue Mountains, through the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (“BMAHC”), has initiated the process to go to market for information related to the development of attainable and sustainable rental and ownership units in The Blue Mountains. Additional details are available in the documents and links below:

Attainable Housing Corporation Press Release

The Town of the Blue Mountains Press Release

Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation Conceptual Business Model

Conceptual Business Model, June 2019