Since it’s inception in 1994, Focus Consulting has completed over 150 reports for a wide range of clients including; numerous municipalities, provincial and federal ministries and agencies, and a number of national and provincial associations and trade bodies.
This research and policy work includes extensive research on affordable housing, alternative financing models, housing projections, market analysis, socio-economic analysis, feasibility analysis of rental development, housing need and affordability studies, analysis of homelessness and neighbourhood renewal/regeneration.
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Current (in progress)
Examining the dynamics of Canada’s housing system, for CHBA and CHRA
Planning for the financial impact of expiring federal operating agreements, for the National Housing Collaborative
Analysis and assessment of recently announced federal Rental Housing Construction Finance program, for Canadian Home Builders Association
Potential Targeting and Design of a Housing Benefit in the National Housing Strategy, for CMHC
Mortgage Down Payment and Borrower Behaviour: Literature Review and Assessment (with Ian Lee, for CMHC)
Public Subsidy and Stock Renewal of the Existing Social Housing Stock in Select Countries: Background briefing report. Prepared for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Scenarios for Managing the End of Federal Subsidy Prepared for BC Non Profit Housing Association
Scoping Assessment: Developing a Non-Market Real Estate Strategy in Calgary. Prepared for the Calgary Affordable Housing Working Group
Encouraging Construction and Retention of Purpose-Built Rental Housing in Canada: Analysis of Federal Tax Policy Options for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and Greater Toronto Housing Action Lab (with Greg Lampert)
Peer Review of the Social Housing Program Evaluation for the Department: Planning Monitoring And Evaluation Office of the Presidency, South Africa
Assessment of Alternative Measures to Promote Access to Homeownership, prepared for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (with Greg Lampert, Economic Consultant), October 2015
Tenant Experience and Satisfaction Survey for Ottawa Community Housing
A Simpler, Cheaper Housing Subsidy: Reimagining the Delivery of Housing Assistance in Ontario. Brief prepared for the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association as a submission to the Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy Consultation.
Long Term Financing of Social Housing in South Africa: Examination of Current Practice And Alternatives For A More Sustainable Future. Rooftops Canada and National Association of Social Housing Organizations (NASHO).
Examining the Fiduciary Role of Co-operative Housing Boards in a Regulated Environment, for CHF Ontario
Peer Review of the Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) Socio-Economic Analysis:Value of Toronto Community Housing’s 10-Year Capital Investment Plan Return on Social Investment Research Report. Toronto Community Housing