Posts Tagged ‘public housing’

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.

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.

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.

Rookie Ball in the News

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Rookie League Baseball London Community News screen capture

Rookie League Baseball – LMHC’s summer baseball league offered for children living in our family communities, in partnership with London Police Service and London Majors Baseball – is in the news today!.

Read the full story here.

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.

Tenant Survey

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

tenant survey

If you’re one of our tenants, we’d love to know how you feel about your home and our service.

We have a tenant survey this September. It went out to all units with the fall Folks and Facts.

If you didn’t get a survey and would like to fill one out, you can get a copy at our office at 379 Dundas street, or download and print this PDF.

You can submit your completed survey at our office at 379 Dundas Street.

Thank you to everyone who has filled out a survey!

Fall Folks and Facts

Friday, August 31st, 2012

LMHC building newsletter
LMHC family site newsletter

LMHC publishes a quarterly newsletter for tenants called Folks and Facts.

There are two versions: one for our adult and senior buildings, and one for our family sites.

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

Click here to open a PDF of the family site version in a new browser window.

For previous issues of Folks and Facts, visit the Folks and Facts page.

Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings

Monday, August 27th, 2012

fire alarm clipart

There’s an excellent article in today’s London Free Press about the importance of fire safety in high-rise apartment buildings.

Some important things for tenants to remember in case of a fire:

  • When you hear the fire alarm, leave your unit and close all doors behind you.
  • Use the stairs, not the elevator.
  • Leave your building through the nearest exit.
  • Go to the designated gathering place outside your building. This location is highlighted on the floor plan posted on your building’s ground floor.
  • Never gather in your building’s lobby! This area must be kept clear for firefighters.
  • If you can’t leave your apartment because of smoke or fire in the hall, or if you have a physical disability, call the Fire Department at 911 and tell them where you are.

Fire Drills
LMHC holds fire drills in all of our buildings every three months. Tenants can find out about these fire drills by watching for notices that are posted in the building a few days before each fire drill. It’s not compulsory for tenants to participate in fire drills, but it can help you remember what to do in case of a real emergency.

Did you know?
LMHC manages 10 rent-geared-to-income apartment buildings in London that are eight stories high or higher. These 10 buildings hold more than half of our 3,282 units in London and Middlesex.