Affordable Housing Development Consultant – TWC – Deadline Mar 26th

Affordable Housing Development Consultant – TWC – Deadline Mar 26th

Affordable Housing Development Consultant

Posted March 12, 2018

Interested in using your experience, initiative and knowledge to develop new affordable housing and/or undertake housing policy research?

TWC, located in downtown Cambridge, and opening a second office in Toronto, is looking for a skilled person to join our team as a Housing Development Consultant.

TWC provides non-profit, government and private sector clients with:

• Affordable Housing Development Services (including affordable home ownership)
• Housing Policy and Research Services
• Community Outreach Services

More information about TWC can be found at

The housing consultant will help deliver this work by:

• Working on a variety on new affordable housing developments;
• Supporting new affordable housing proponents through the planning approvals process;
• Helping housing proponents access mortgage financing;
• Participating in community meetings and consultations to build support for housing proposals including liaising with municipal planning staff, neighborhood organizations and local elected officials;
• Writing funding proposals;
• Creating and updating capital and operating budgets for new affordable housing;
• Co-coordinating the activities of architects, construction firms, housing proponents, financial institutions (for mortgage financing purposes), engineers and various levels of governments involved in the support of new affordable housing;
• Developing work plans with task and timelines to keep projects on track;
• Undertaking research on initiatives in affordable housing in Ontario; and
• Other duties as needed in a small office

Candidates for this consulting position should ideally have knowledge in a number of the following areas:

• An understanding of current affordable housing policies at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government
• Experience in, or a solid understanding of the municipal planning and development approvals process

• Experience in community consultation and working with non-profit and co-op organizations
• Strong research skills
• At least two years’ experience in housing development/housing policy environment
• A post-secondary degree in planning, public policy, real estate or a related field
• An ability to work in Microsoft Word and Excel

An ability to work independently and work collaboratively, juggle multiple assignments and meet deadlines is needed. A good sense of humour is also an important asset.

A drivers’ license or access to a vehicle would also be helpful for occasional travel in southern Ontario, but it is not essential.

Compensation will depend upon experience.

If interested, please apply by e-mail to:, as soon as you can, but no later than Monday, March 26th, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Tim Welch by e-mail or by phone at (519) 729-8924.

Affordable Housing Development Consultant – TWC