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Blended Finance for Impact: Toolkit for Social Finance & Supportive Housing

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the Housing Services Corporation

Canada (MHCC), a number of supportive housing providers in Canada created a Social Finance Working Group in 2012. Their goal was to explore social finance opportunities in the supportive housing sector, and enable supportive housing providers to learn about and engage in alternative methods of financing to improve and develop new dedicated housing units in Canada. This report identifies and outlines a number of social finance models, identifies principles for an effective social finance strategy for the supportive housing sector, highlights challenges to further adoption of impact investing, and offers recommended actions to increase the supply of supportive housing through the use of social finance strategies.


    01 March, 2013
    Primers and Toolkits
    Region Focus
    North America
    Sector Focus
    Housing and Real Estate
    Sub-Sector Focus
    Housing Finance