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Remarks to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

February 6, 2023

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

November 16, 2022

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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Home Builders welcome approval of Ottawa’s Official Plan with changes that address local housing affordability and supply crisis

November 4, 2022

  November 4, 2022 — The Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association (GOHBA) today welcomed provincial government approval of Ottawa’s Official Plan, along with prescribed changes to help address the local housing affordability and supply crisis.   “Reversing Council’s decision to limit minor corridors across the City to 4 storeys and expanding the urban boundary by…

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Home Builders support government’s bold new housing plan to improve housing affordability and supply in Ottawa and across the province

October 25, 2022

October 25, 2022 — The Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association (GOHBA) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) support the introduction of the Ontario government’s new, once-in-a-generation housing plan. The More Homes, Built Faster Act will ensure that there are enough housing options for residents of Ottawa now and into the future. The new legislation…

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2022 Reno Tour: Check out three great renovations

October 3, 2022

If you’re in the market for a renovation, you need to do your research and a great place to start is the 2022 Reno Tour presented by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA). The projects on this year’s tour showcase extensive renovation and addition projects from three of Ottawa’s most respected renovation companies —…

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OHBA Job Ready Program

July 25, 2022

    1.      How does the program help employers? The OHBA Job Ready program helps employers – especially smaller companies without a complete HR function – recruit and train entry-level workers for starter roles in construction. Program participants have completed mandatory industry safety training Up to a $3,000 incentive (per hire) may be available Ability…

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CHBA Home Buyer Preference Survey Now Open!

June 24, 2022

Want to know what home buyers are looking for in a new home?  What features they will trade-off to get what they want? CHBA’s annual nationwide market research study – powered by Avid Ratings Canada – is the only source for this vital market insight. Be sure your company is part of the 2023 study! …

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GOHBA Recognizes Outstanding Members with Special Achievement Awards

June 8, 2022

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 Builders’ Association a reality.  Without each of these people,…

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The housing crisis has hit a critical point; those in the provincial election must meet the challenge

May 11, 2022

There’s a lot to be anxious about when it comes to our housing crisis, especially when you look at some of the numbers. 1.5 million – That’s how many homes we have to build over the next decade to meet our growing population. 923,000 – That’s the average price of a home in Ontario today.…

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