2021 ONPHA Award for Excellence
HOTT received the 2021 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) Award for Excellence. It is such an honour to be recognized in our community. Watch our acceptance video to catch a glimpse of how much this means to our team.
This award recognizes that HOTT responds to resident and community needs with imagination and insight. HOTT has been recognized for going beyond our housing mandate, building strong communities and partnerships, housing populations that have been poorly served, and demonstrating a strong commitment to managing housing more effectively.
Founded in 1988, ONPHA is an independent association funded and directed by its members. ONPHA is home to more than 700 non-profit housing providers. As advocates, ONPHA raises awareness of the critical role that affordable rental housing plays in Ontario. As capacity builders, they educate our members and offer them the training and resources they need to develop their skills and offer their tenants high-quality homes. As an association, they bring our members together and recognize and celebrate their diversity and the incredible work they do every day.
Thank you ONPHA for this recognition.
Toronto's Affordable Housing Crisis:
“The COVID-19 crisis has already had a huge effect on HOTT and our 260 residents. Our resident population struggles economically at the best of times. Now this crisis is especially hitting our most vulnerable residents, which include the elderly, the immune compromised, and those who have only recently moved away from homelessness.
Many of our long term residents are struggling due to having lost their jobs. We are responding to this crisis by being in close phone contact or by safe distance door knocking to check on people's physical and mental well-being.
To help our residents cope during these difficult times, we are purchasing and delivering food and hygiene supplies; and ensuring that families have access to child friendly home activities and a wide range of resources.
Our limited janitorial staff are stretched to the limits. We are ensuring that we are continually cleaning and sanitizing the common areas of our twelve HOTT properties to keep our residents safe. Please help us in supporting HOTT's residents by donating today. Your donations will go toward making sure our residents are safe and secure throughout this pandemic. Thank you."