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Upcoming Community Events

Join us for a Virtual Community Update

When: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 5PM-6PM 

Join The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation team for an update on our activities and the Gateway Attainable Housing Project. There will be a presentation by the Executive Director followed by a moderated Q+A session. 

Registration is required. 

To register, complete our contact form. Include your full name, 'Community Update' in the subject line, and 'Register' in the message section. You can also include questions for response during the session. The session will be recorded and available on the website. If you are unable to attend, you can still send in questions for response through the contact form. 

The deadline to register and to submit advance questions is 2PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Registered participants will be sent an access link on the day of the event. You will be able to join by video or phone.

Join us for a BBQ

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5PM-7PM

Where: 171 King St. E, Thornbury

Come by to enjoy some food from the grill and meet the team at The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation. Everyone is welcome. 

 

Notice of office closure April 11-18, 2022

April 7, 2022

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation would like to inform the public that the office will be closed April 11-18, 2022. Staff will not be available during this period.  

 

Notice of work being carried out at 171 King Street East, Thornbury

March 31, 2022

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation would like to inform the public that McIntosh Perry will be conducting work at 171 King Street E. Thornbury on April 1, 2022 as part of the Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment for the Gateway Project.

This notice is for information purposes only. There is no impact to the public.

As background, Environmental Site Assessments are conducted to meet regulatory requirements and as part of environmental due diligence. A Phase One assessment is more theoretical and used to determine any potential issues that may affect the site based on reviewing the current and historic uses of the property and the surrounding area. The purpose of Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments is to determine if any issues exist with the property and to what extent.

The Phase One Environmental Site Assessment was completed for the site by McIntosh Perry and a Phase Two assessment was recommended. The Phase Two assessment to investigate and test soil and groundwater conditions in specific areas on the site is underway and will include borehole drilling, monitoring well installation and sampling. 

Check out the March 3 2022 Gateway Project update or our Gateway Project page for more information.   

 

BMAHC Hosting Public Webinar Thursday October 28 2021 

October 25 2021

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) will be hosting a public webinar on Thursday October 28, 2021 from 4p.m. to 6p.m. regarding our request for the towns co-investment into the Gateway Site project. 

To view the BMAHC Presentation please click here. 

To view the recording of the public webinar please click here.

To view a summary chart of the questions asked, please click here. 

Call for Appointment BMAHC Board of Directors 

October 8 2021

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 The Attainable Housing Corporation 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 volunteer who is willing to share their real estate development and financial experience and their 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. The Attainable Housing Corporation is seeking an individual with a financial background, although all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Previous applicants will also be reconsidered at this time. 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 Attainable Housing Corporation, please visit The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation website: https://www.thebluemountainshousing.ca or email attainablehousing@thebluemountains.ca 

All Applications should be submitted no later than Monday November 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm to: The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation Attention: Attainable Housing Corporation Melissa Pollock Admin Assistant, Chair Robert Sampson
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310 Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0 Contact Attainable Housing

To view the posting, click here. 

BMAHC Announces New Executive Director

October 7 2021 

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Bisley as the Corporation’s new Executive Director, effective November 8, 2021.

To read the full Media Notice, click here. 

Chair, BMAHC Board Announces Departure of Executive Director

June 23 2021

Rob Sampson, Chair of The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation, today announced the departure of Sharon McCormick, Executive Director, on July 9, 2021. 

To read the full Media Notice, click here.

BMAHC Presents Three Year Budget

March 3 2021

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) will be presenting its three-year operating and preliminary capital budget during the next Town of The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for March 9, 2021.

Notice - BMAHC Presents Three Year Budget 2021-2023

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