Posts Tagged ‘London & Middlesex Housing Corporation’

ReForest London visits LMHC’s Southdale Community

Monday, May 25th, 2015

LMHC Board Member Sue Clifford (red jacket) celebrates with her little team of tree planters.

On Saturday, May 23/ 2015, several Tenants of the Southdale Community along with some LMHC Staff, Board Members and Laurier Students joined forces with Staff from ReForest London to beautify a small area of LMHC’s Southdale Community.

A small oasis of stone, shrubs and trees was completed to create a peaceful area for Tenants to relax and enjoy some nature. The event included face painting, bubbles and a fish pond for the little ones and was wrapped up with a hot dog BBQ for all to enjoy.

To all who participated during the middle of this beautiful Saturday afternoon and donated their time and/or materials, I would like to offer my personal thanks for your work in helping our community. I enjoyed the workout myself and was very happy to participate.

Steven J. Matthew
Chief Executive Officer


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.






LMHC Video

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

LMHC welcomes our new board of directors who are meeting for the first time this afternoon. To celebrate, we put together this video of our corporate beliefs, mission and vision.

We believe every individual has a right to live in safe, stable and adequate housing.

We believe housing is the foundation for stabilizing lives.

We believe LMHC tenants should have access to the social services and resources they need.

We believe we must work in partnership with the community, service agencies and government social services.

We believe our housing must be a part of neighbourhoods across London and Middlesex.

We believe it is vital to recognize and honour the diversity of the people we serve.

We believe we must measure our progress and results.

We provide quality, affordable and sustainable housing that’s accessible to those in our communities who are eligible.

Our vision is to be the preferred housing choice for people in need.

Last year, taxpayers from London and Middlesex helped provide homes for more than 500 residents at our properties, including individuals, families, seniors, people with physical, mental and developmental disabilities, women fleeing abuse, new Canadians, and people who had been experiencing homelessness.

More than 500 individuals or families found new homes with us last year.

We are London and Middlesex Housing Corporation.

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.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Steve's Ice Bucket Challenge before and after

LMHC’s Executive Director, Steve Matthew, was challenged to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by one of the members of our Board of Directors, Glenn Hadley. See the video on our Facebook page!

Steve has challenged our Information Systems Coordinator, as well as the City of London’s Housing Manager, Steve Giustizia, to take the challenge too.

Learn more about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge here.

Rookie League Baseball 2014

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Rookie Ball 2014

All four teams celebrate the end of Rookie Ball season, with champions Limberwin in front in blue.

Although the air was chilly for August, the rain held off, and we were able to hold our final game of the 2014 Rookie Ball season at Labatt Park, where “Limberwin” and “Buron” competed for the championship.

Every summer LMHC offers a baseball program for children eight to ten years old who live in our family communities. Officers from London Police Service coach our teams, and pitchers from London Majors Baseball pitch all our games.

After the game, everyone celebrated with pizza from Joe Kool’s restaurant, and thanked our other Rookie Ball sponsors: Lang Bus Lines (they drive the players to all their games), the Optimists, and Forest City Youth Slow-Pitch.

Congratulations to the Limberwin team, who came in first place, and to all the players for their great effort and dedication during the summer!

Bed Bugs and LMHC

Monday, March 24th, 2014

LMHC bed bug info sheet

You may have read an article in the London Free Press recently about bed bugs at one of LMHC’s properties.

LMHC would like to assure our tenants and the public that you do not have to be concerned about bed bugs in our buildings, or our treatment process.

LMHC has had good success with our bed bug treatment program, and we work hard to respond to pest concerns quickly.

If you are a tenant and would like to report bed bugs, call 519-434-2765 and press 1-1, or talk to your Community Relations Worker (CRW).

Click here to read LMHC’s bed bug info sheets.

Click here to open a media release about our bed bug treatment process in a new browser window.

Balconies Beautiful

Friday, May 31st, 2013
pot of plants

A freshly planted pot of plants for a resident’s balcony

flats of plants

Plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex, waiting to be planted

tai chi demonstration

A volunteer from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre demonstrates tai chi

Last night the tenants at our seniors’ community at 30 Base Line Road West were the happy recipients of plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex.

This nonprofit group gives tours of the Civic Garden Complex on Springbank Drive, and holds fundraisers to help support the complex’s greenhouse growing project.

This year they donated their extra plants to a number of tenants across the city, including three of LMHC’s properties. Besides 30 Base Line, our Marconi Boulevard family community and our Limberlost family community are also receiving plants for their balconies or yards.

Last night’s “Balconies Beautiful” event included a ice cream donated by the London Ice Cream Company and coffee from Tim Horton’s, as well as a demonstration of Tai Chi from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre, and a fitness demonstration from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). The City of London’s Community Development staff have also been important partners in these events.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make this event enjoyable for our tenants.

Shareholder Presentation

Monday, May 13th, 2013

2012 Annual Report cover page

Every year London and Middlesex Housing Corporation makes a presentation to our sole shareholder, the City of London. During this presentation we report on our previous year’s work (annual report), and our financial audit (financial statement).

This year’s meeting is this afternoon at the meeting of the City’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee.

LMHC’s 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Financial Statements can be found here.

Honouring LMHC Director Bob Sexsmith

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

house clipart

Bob Sexsmith, a longtime member of LMHC’s Board of Directors, was honoured yesterday at the National Housing Day Forum hosted by the CMHC and the City of London.

Bob has been a passionate supporter of affordable housing for more than 30 years, and has contributed to the wellbeing of thousands of Londoners through his advocacy work.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very proud to have Bob on our Board, and we wish him heartfelt congratulations on his recent honour.