Supporting the Development of Affordable Rental Housing

 S+G Urban Partners

The development of affordable rental housing presents non-profit organizations with tremendous challenges, securing the financing necessary to compete in these markets has become ever more dependent upon the ability to craft workable capital structures, accurately assess potential project outcomes, and effectively communicate these to both impact investors and public agencies.

Brique par Brique 

The development of affordable rental housing presents non-profit organizations with tremendous challenges, especially in large urban centres. Increased competition for sites driven by growing demand, as well as high price ceilings for new units, are continuing to drive land valuations higher. And despite recent increases in federal funding for affordable housing development, securing the financing necessary to compete in these markets has become ever more dependent upon the ability to craft workable capital structures, accurately assess potential project outcomes, and effectively communicate these to both impact investors and public agencies.

Brique par Brique, a Montreal non-profit, is undertaking the development of a unique social housing project in Parc-Extension. Utilizing innovative community financing and drawing on strong local connections, the project will deliver affordable, collectively-held rental units to one of Quebec’s most diverse neighborhoods. 

Brick par Brick engaged our team to assist with project planning and advise on project financing. In addition to evaluating potential development sites and generating financial feasibility reports and a capital structure, the team also needed to assess housing outcomes for public sector funding applications. To do so, spatial models of each site were developed and matched proximate features to generate site and district outcome metrics.

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