Undergraduate Levy Campaign

In 2019, we successfully passed a graduate levy campaign. We have been working together with the York Federation of Students (YFS) and the Glendon College Student Union - Association Étudiante du Collège Glendon (GCSU/AECG) to launch a campaign for undergraduate students in support of a levy for affordable student housing. We are aiming to pass […]

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation provides AHC Grant Funding

The Sector Transformation Grant, created by the Community Housing Transformation Center (a project of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), aims to fund projects that will address the gaps in housing services across Canada. On behalf of AHC, HOUSE put forth an application for this grant for the following activities: Build organizational capacity and expertise […]

We are launching HOUSE to advance student housing affordability

HOUSE (Housing Ontario University Students Equitably) is a newly established provincial organization that is working to connect post-secondary institutions and young adult organizations across Ontario to create affordable housing. HOUSE provides its constituents with housing development expertise and advocacy support. As a part of HOUSE, we hold seats on its board and can leverage our […]

We won our Graduate Referendum!

After campaigning alongside a coalition of organizations seeking to advance student services, environmental sustainability and social justice, under a joint campaign called 'A Better York,' we have received a graduate student levy. With the support of our graduate students at York's Keele campus, we will receive approximately $80,000 in annual funding towards creating accessible and […]

We won an award!

The Affordable Housing Committee has won the CMHC’s Innovation Fund Student Challenge for Affordable Rental Housing. York University students and AHC Committee members Allison Evans, Bria Hamilton, Helen Lam, Jane Bae and Michael Kenny worked on and submitted the entry on behalf of the committee. This recognition demonstrates the work AHC members have put in towards researching […]

Past year accomplishments

We have made great strides in the past year towards our goal of creating new affordable housing here at York University. Here is a list of our activities and accomplishments: - Starting with two students with a passion for affordable housing, our committee has now grown to include 15 students, 5 professors and 2 alumni […]

New website

Welcome to the new website for the Affordable Housing Committee at York University. This page will be updated periodically with updates from the committee and news from around the world on affordable housing, housing cooperatives and intentional communities. Please follow us on social media to get regular updates from us: