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40th GOHBA Housing Design Awards Finalists

40th GOHBA Housing Design Awards Finalists August 12, 2023   The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the highly anticipated 40th GOHBA Housing Design Awards. This milestone event celebrates the remarkable achievements of architects, builders, and designers who have pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the…

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Ottawa Home Builders Welcome New Housing Supply Action Plan and Provincial Policy Statement

Ottawa Home Builders Welcome New Housing Supply Action Plan and Provincial Policy Statement April 6, 2023 OTTAWA – Today, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) welcomed Bill 97, the Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act, the latest provincial Housing Supply Action Plan and proposed updates to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). “The government’s newest Housing…

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What will it take to build 15,000 new homes a year?

What will it take to build 15,000 new homes a year? This article was originally published in the Ottawa Citizen’s Housing and Renovations feature supplement on March 25, 2023.   Getting to 15,000 new homes a year won’t be easy, but it is necessary. Late last year the provincial government announced housing targets for twenty-nine…

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Ottawa Home Builders Welcome Provincial Budget that Supports Local Housing Affordability and Supply

Ottawa Home Builders Welcome Provincial Budget that Supports Local Housing Affordability and Supply March 23, 2023 OTTAWA – Today, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) welcomed the 2023 Ontario budget. Entitled Building a Strong Ontario, the budget lays out important measures that support housing affordability, supply, and choice in Ottawa and across the province.…

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Zoning For Housing

Zoning For Housing Jason Burggraaf, Executive Director Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association This week the City of Ottawa launched discussion papers for public consultation on aspects of its new Zoning Bylaw (https://engage.ottawa.ca/zoning).   These discussion papers give residents the opportunity to comment on the implementation of the recently approved new Official Plan through the development…

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Ontario Budget For Housing

Ontario Budget For Housing February 21, 2023 Jason Burggraaf, Executive Director Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association This week I had the opportunity to speak before the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs as part of its 2023 Pre-Budget Consultations.   Our budget recommendations take the next step from the province’s recent moves in…

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GOHBA Recognizes Outstanding Members with Special Achievement Awards

GOHBA Recognizes Outstanding Members – Special Achievement Awards 2023 Each year GOHBA members have the honor of acknowledging three of their own with distinguished awards for outstanding accomplishments and service to the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association and the residential construction industry. Numerous people are committed to making the mission of the Greater Ottawa Home…

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Remarks to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Remarks to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs February 6, 2023   Hello, my name is Jason Burggraaf, Executive Director of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association.   Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today, it is much appreciated.   I’m pulling a bit of double duty here today as I’m…

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Once-In-A-Generation Moment For Ottawa Housing

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of news and changes for housing in Ottawa. First and foremost a New Mayor and City Council. As a mayoral candidate Mark Sutcliffe committed to the target of building 100,000 new homes over the next ten years, creating a housing task force to focus on affordability, and…

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