Why is Affordable Housing Important?

Affordable housing is important to Zerin because it helps reduce homelessness and alleviate poverty. Housing is a basic need of all people and collectively we should do everything possible to provide housing available to all. Safe, stable, adequate and affordable housing changes lives! Within an affordable housing initiative, natural communities of people are established people from diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, beliefs and income levels all living together, all seeking peace and mutual respect. In a sense, affordable housing is a microcosm of what we hope can happen in the larger community... learning from, understanding and valuing each other not only for who we are but for what we can contribute.

Current Housing Trends

  • Real need for affordable housing
  • People are requiring affordable housing at younger ages
  • More people are requiring accessible housing
  • More people are losing pensions/benefits or do not receive them
  • Home is a healing place and affordable, stable housing is an indicator of health

Demographic Shifts

  • People are retiring later
  • We are an increasingly aging population
  • People are living longer

Leveraging Opportunities

  • There is a real need for charities to re-engage in affordable housing
  • There are opportunities to leverage existing buildings (increased housing)
  • There are opportunities for more creative housing initiatives between low and high density

Vision, Mission and Values

Photos

Zerin Place Seniors Apartment, view from the parking lot. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments - an affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation A 4th floor sitting place to quietly reflect, read or visit, at Zerin Place, London Ontario, an affordable housing development by Zerin Development Corporation Mailboxes at Zerin Place Seniors Apartments, an affordable housing development project by Zerin in London Ontario A view of 3rd floor sitting area from the new elevator, at Zerin Place Seniors Apartments, an affordable housing development project by Zerin in London Ontario. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments under construction - an affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation Architect's rendering of proposed housing project in East London, street view. Clean, bright laundry room at Zerin Place - Affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation. A view of 4th floor sitting area with bookcase - affordable housing development and management project in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation. Photo of Zerin's first project in Toronto - an affordable Housing development project, Toronto Ontario Canada. Photo of lounge. Large lounge at Zerin Place for visiting, reading or watching videos. Photo of common room. Common room at Zerin Place for social events and activities. Photo of building from front entrance. From this view of front of building Zerin Place resembles a mountain. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments in London Ontario, a Zerin housing development.