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Blue Door Sets Out to Build a York Region Affordable Housing Community Land Trust

July 14, 2022

Posted: July 14th, 2022 By: Blue Door Staff,, featured in Newmarket Era, Markham Economist, and Vaughan Citizen.

An increasing number of households in Canada are facing barriers to owning and renting affordable housing. While the number of market units are increasing, most units are outside the budget of everyday Canadians.

To protect Canada’s available stock of affordable housing units, Blue Door is partnering with Canadian Affordable Housing Solutions to create York Region’s first Community Land Trust with the generous support of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Already operating successfully in communities across Canada, Community Land Trusts are non-profit organizations that obtain and hold land, benefiting a community for generations to come by ensuring housing stays affordable and accessible for people in greatest need. The Land Trust will allow York Region service providers, such as Blue Door, to offer their programs on-site to support equity-deserving groups facing housing insecurity.

The Community Land Trust’s commitment is to bring together resources, expertise, and capital to develop affordable housing in York Region through properties owned and operated by organizations/investors that prioritize community benefit.

Set to launch in 2023, Blue Door needs your support to help the Community Land Trust solution successfully maintain existing affordable housing in York Region.

The Community Land Trust is a great way for developers, faith communities, and indivudals to provide land, homes, and other real estate property towards an ambitious tested solution and worthwhile cause. By donating to or partnering with the Community Land Trust, you guarantee your investment will provide affordable homes for those who need it most.

To learn more or to discuss how you can get involved, visit or contact / (905) 898-1015