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Chartered Institute of Housing

Monday, May 25th, 2015

 

Chartered Institute of Housing

Congratulations to LMHC’s Executive Director, Steve Matthew, on becoming a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

The Chartered Institute of Housing is a professional body whose goal is to transform lives by giving everyone working in housing “the advice, tools and knowledge they need to be brilliant”, and they want everyone to have a decent, affordable home in a thriving, safe community.

Steve has gone through their executive MBA-style program, followed by a written submission and interview process to qualify for professional accreditation.

 

 

 

 

 

Tenant Surveys 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

survey clipart

There has recently been some media attention about a survey that London and Middlesex Housing Corporation (LMHC) had been distributing to residents at our properties.

Click here to open a PDF of our media release about this issue in a new browser window.

Union Gas Incentives

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

LMHC receives Union Gas incentive cheque

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation received an incentive cheque from Union Gas today, which will go towards the cost of recent energy-saving capital improvements at several properties.

To read more about this initiative on the Canadian News Wire website, click here.

New Parenting Centres Opening in London

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

diverse mother and child clipart

Three new child and parent centres are opening in high-needs areas in London. These centres are free to attend and don’t require registration.

One of the centres is at C. C. Carrothers School, which is near our Allan Rush Gardens and Pond Mills family communities.

Click here to read the full article on London Community News.

Limberlost Beautification

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Limberlost family community

The residents of LMHC’s Limberlost family community have enjoyed a more beautiful neighbourhood this summer, thanks to a number of generous community partners and sponsors who have helped make this neighbourhood a welcoming place to live.

Read more about this great project here, in yesterday’s London Community News.

OW and ODSP Housing Credit Phased Out in 2013

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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The 2013 Ontario budget means big changes to a benefit that many of London and Middlesex Housing Corporation’s tenants have depended on: the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit for recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Progam (ODSP) benefits.

This benefit helps individuals living in poverty:

  • With moving costs if they need to move for a new job
  • Leave an institution and find a new place to live
  • Leave their current home because it’s harmful to their health or well-being
  • Leave an abusive situation
  • If they’re being evicted by their current home
  • If they’re faced with having their utilities cut off

The benefit helps with certain costs such as:

  • Paying first or last month’s rent deposit
  • Buying necessary household furniture
  • Putting down a deposit for utilities
  • Paying overdue utility bills

To learn more about the phasing out of this essential benefit, which also helps tenants replace bedding and furniture infested by bed bugs, you can read this Openfile article published today.

July What’s Up Westminster

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

July 2012 What's Up Westminster

This newsletter will be of interest to tenants at our Southdale family community, as well as members of the public who live in the Westminster area.

Click here to open a PDF of the Westminster neighbourhood newsletter, What’s Up Westminster, in a new browser window.

London Free Press Story About LMHC Budget

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

LMHC 2011 Budget

As London & Middlesex Housing Corporation awaits 2011 budget approval from the City of London, The London Free Press recently published a story about possible cuts.

Click here to open a PDF of the article in a new browser window.

/A\ Channel Story About LMHC Budget

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

/A\ Channel story

London’s /A\ Channel first aired this story about the LMHC 2011 budget on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

Click here to view the video clip on the /A\ Channel website.

Communities in Bloom Celebration

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hosta at 241 Simcoe Street

This summer, LMHC undertook a Communities in Bloom project at 241 Simcoe Street, one of our high-rise, rent-geared-to-income buildings for adults.

With the help of a landscape design student from Fanshawe College and the support of several generous donors and sponsors, we were able to design an attractive landscape plan, remove and/or relocate several large shrubs, plant many new beds of perennials, and create a pleasant outdoor haven for our tenants that also adds value to the larger community of SoHo London. Now it’s time to celebrate the completion of our project.

What: Community open house and BBQ lunch

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 12 noon – 1PM

Where: 241 Simcoe Street, London (outdoor gardens, patio and tenant lounge)

Contact Michelle Lynne Goodfellow at 519-434-2765 for more information.