Agenda

Consolidated



Executive Committee


Meeting No. 17   (Special)   Contact Frances Pritchard, Manager
Meeting Date Friday, February 17, 2012
  Phone 416-392-6627
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail exc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Mayor Rob Ford  


 

Executive Committee

Mayor Rob Ford (Chair)

Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday (Vice Chair)

Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Michelle Berardinetti

Councillor Michael Del Grande

Councillor Norm Kelly

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Peter Milczyn

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong

Councillor Cesar Palacio

Councillor Jaye Robinson

Councillor David Shiner

Councillor Michael Thompson

 

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Declarations of Interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

  

 

Speakers/Presentations - A complete list will be distributed at the meeting.

 

Communications/Reports 

 

(Deferred from February 13, 2012 - 2012.EX16.3) (Deferred from January 24, 2012 - 2012.EX15.1)
EX17.1

ACTION 

 

 

Ward: 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42, 43 

Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
Confidential Attachment - A proposed or pending acquisition or sale of land for municipal or local board purposes; Security of the property of the municipality or local board
Origin
(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Recommendations

The City Manager and General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, recommend that:

 

1.         City Council, in its capacity as Shareholder, approve pursuant to section 6.3.1(b) of the Shareholder Direction, the sale by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) of the 675 properties containing 740 units, listed in Appendix A, on condition that:

 

a.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of the proceeds of any sales of stand-alone units,  net of reasonable transaction costs, in the state of good repair of existing social housing units, consistent with its Real Estate Investment Strategy –  Housing Works;

 

b.         prior to the sale of any properties, TCH provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support & Housing Administration, for maintaining TCH's mandated service level standards, which includes the replacement of 664 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and rent supplement units within the existing TCH portfolio with units that will accommodate similar sized households;

 

c.         the reallocation of the RGI and rent supplement units in 1.b. be funded from within TCH's existing operating subsidy;

 

d.         prior to the sale of any occupied properties, TCH provide a Tenant Relocation and Assistance Implementation Plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, such plan to include at least the following:

 

i.          the process for consultation and communication with tenants;

ii.         options and process for selection of units for relocation;

iii.        notice periods;

iv.        assistance with moving;

v.         accommodation of special needs including unit accessibility; and

vi.        access to community services;

 

and subject to:

 

e.         TCH and/or the prospective purchasers obtaining the various necessary planning approvals and legislative, municipal and corporate consents (including consent of mortgagors, if necessary); and

 

f.          approval from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if necessary;

 

2.         City Council not consider  the sale of the 18 TCH houses listed in Appendix C, that are under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis and consultation with the agencies and their clients;

 

3.         City Council not consider the sale of the 168 properties listed in Appendix D  and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis to determine the feasibility or benefit of selling these properties;

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to amend the TCH Operating Agreement as necessary as a result of the sale of properties pursuant to the adoption of recommendations in this report and to execute such other agreements, notices, consents and ancillary documentation deemed appropriate in connection with the sale of the properties on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

5.         City Council direct TCH to report annually, through TCH's Annual Report to Council, on the status of the sale of the properties and on any tenant and community impacts resulting from the sales;

 

6.         City Council require that as a condition of the agreement of purchase and sale for the property at 201 Crawford Street (Ward 19) and for the properties designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), the Purchasers shall be required to enter into Heritage Easement Agreements with the City under Section 37 of the OHA to the satisfaction of the Manager, Heritage Preservation Services; and

 

7.         consistent with Council's 10 year affordable housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto, Council reiterate, in the strongest terms possible, its urgent request to the federal and provincial governments to provide ongoing and sustainable funding to ensure the social housing stock achieves and maintains a state of good repair.

Summary

Over the past several years, Council has been made aware of the significant and growing repair needs in the City's social housing portfolio and, in particular, the backlog of needed repairs in the Toronto Community Housing (TCH) stock of social housing.  In response, Council has requested on numerous occasions that the provincial government upload the full costs of social housing and that the federal and provincial governments provide ongoing, sustainable funding for social housing repairs.  The costs of social housing have not been uploaded and at the present time, there is no ongoing, sustainable program for repairs.  As a result, the funding challenge in Toronto’s social housing continues to deepen. This report, therefore, recommends the sale of stand-alone dwellings to generate revenue to help fund repairs of the multi-unit buildings in TCH's portfolio.

 

TCH's proposal to sell stand-alone properties is part of its strategy to address state of good repair needs in its entire portfolio. The TCH Board has resolved that, as a condition of approval of sale, proceeds from the sales will be dedicated to a "State of Good Repair" fund for capital repairs to TCH's multi-residential stock.

 

In reviewing TCH's proposal and the impact on tenants, communities and TCH's financial situation, consideration has been given to the City's roles and responsibilities as sole shareholder of TCH and consolidated service manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA), as well as Council positions on affordable housing including the Housing Opportunities Toronto ten year plan, Official Plan housing policy and rental housing protection and heritage preservation requirements.

 

To date Council has approved TCH's requests for consent to the sale of 47 stand alone properties – 20 at below market value to another social housing provider and 27 on the open market. TCH is now seeking approval to sell another 872 stand-alone properties. These properties contain 1,534 housing units.

 

Included in the 872 stand-alone properties TCH is requesting approval to sell are 168 properties that have yet to be approved by the TCH Board.  Staff are recommending that Council not consider their sale and refer consideration of the possible sale of these properties back to TCH for further analysis.

 

The 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors include 11 properties which have previously been approved for sale by both TCH and Council. These properties do not need to be considered by Council again.

 

Also included in the 704 properties approved for sale by TCH's Board of Directors are 18 supportive housing properties.  Through referral and head lease agreement with TCH, supportive housing agencies are able to provide special needs clients support and affordable housing in a communal setting.  Staff recommend that these properties (with 81 units in total) not be approved for sale at this time and that TCH proceed with further analysis and consultation with these supportive housing agencies and their clients.

 

Therefore, this report recommends that Council approve the sale of 675 TCH houses containing 740 units, as listed in Appendix A, subject to a set of conditions aimed at supporting tenants and satisfying statutory and regulatory requirements.  The following chart summarizes the disposition of the properties: 

 

Total Stand-Alone Properties TCH Requested Council Approval to Sell

872

Properties Not Approved for Sale by TCH Board at this Time:

Part of larger developments (82)

Purpose-Built (65)

Rooming Houses (21)

168

Remaining Properties for Consideration (Approved for sale by TCH Board)

704

Properties already approved for sale by Council in previous reports

11

Remaining Properties for Consideration

693

Properties under legal agreements with supportive housing agencies not recommended by staff for sale

18

Total Properties Recommended for Sale in This Report

675

 

Based on TCH estimates, these 675 properties have a combined market value of at least $222 million that can be put towards the approximately $650 million needed for capital repairs. It is understood that TCH intends to take a phased approach over a number of years to the sale of these 675 properties and develop a business case for the sale of each property.  TCH will not evict tenants or withdraw rent-geared-to-income (RGI) subsidy to qualified residents as a result of Council's approval of the sales and will make reasonable efforts to relocate households to suitable alternative accommodation.

 

Should Council approve the sale of the 675 TCH properties, 644 of them will still need the consent of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and/or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

 

Consideration by Council of the sale of any other TCH stand-alone properties may be given at a later date after TCH has concluded its analysis of the feasibility and benefits of such sales.

Financial Impact

The recommendations in this report will have no immediate impact on the City’s operating or capital budget, as the properties recommended for sale are owned by TCH.  Adjustments to the subsidy to TCH resulting from the sale of these properties will be included in future years' operating budgets, as may be required.

 

Based on MPAC's 2008 data, the aggregate assessed value of the 675 properties recommended for sale is just over $222 million. TCH anticipates that the houses will be prepared for sale with modest expenditures for minor repairs and landscaping.  Transaction costs for real estate, legal and related services will be incurred, with details of these costs to be reported out annually.  TCH's board of directors has resolved that it will use the net proceeds from sales of the stand alone units to establish a "State of Good Repair Fund". The principal of the fund and interest earned would be used to create an annual income stream to help TCH address its capital repair backlog.  Prior to the sale of any properties, TCH must provide a plan, satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for the administration and use of any sales proceeds.  

 

If Council adopts recommendation 1. c., TCH will be required to absorb the cost of replacing RGI and rent supplement units within its existing subsidy from the City.

 

Two hundred and forty nine (249) of the properties are financed through a mortgage loan and TCH will be subject to an aggregate mortgage payout expense estimated to be $9.74 million based upon the balances, as of December 31, 2010, which are set out in Appendix A. The amount of the mortgage payout will affect TCH's net proceeds from the sales. Pursuant to the 1999 Canada-Ontario agreement on social housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) approval is also needed to release 393 properties from the security under debentures.  The impact, if any, is subject to the outcome of discussions with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and CMHC.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(January 10, 2012) Report from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45173.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix A - Property Profile: 675 Toronto Community Housing Properties Proposed for Sale
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45174.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix B - Unit Profile: 740 Toronto Community Housing Units Proposed for Sale
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45175.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix C - List of 18 TCH Properties Under Agency Agreements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45176.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix D - List of 168 Toronto Community Housing Properties Requiring Further Analysis by Toronto Community Housing
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45177.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix E - Stand Alone Units by Ward: Single Houses, Property Houses and SHOP Houses
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45178.pdf)

(January 10, 2012) Appendix F - List of TCH Properties Subject to Rental Housing and Heritage Policies
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45179.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the City Manager re: Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-residential Portfolion
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45314.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Re: Toronto Community Housing State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45315.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) EX17.1 - Presentation from the General Manager, Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Re: Toronto Community Housing Requirements for Approvals and Plans for Repairs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45316.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) Confidential Attachment 1 - Unoccupied and Vacant Toronto Community Housing Stand-alone Properties
Communications
(January 11, 2012) E-mail from Sheila Malloch (EX.Main.EX17.1.1)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.EX17.1.2)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28560.pdf)

(January 16, 2012) Letter from Fran Perkins, Chair, Homes First Society Board of Directors (EX.Main.EX17.1.3)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28561.pdf)

(January 16, 2012) E-mail from Elizabeth Eames (EX.Main.Ex17.1.4)
(January 12, 2012) Letter from Betty Hubbard, Toronto Christian Resource Centre Advocacy Committee (EX.Main.Ex17.1.5)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28564.pdf)

(January 18, 2012) Letter from Mariana Touray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.6)
(January 16, 2012) Letter from Sharon Caride (EX.Main.Ex17.1.7)
(January 18, 2012) Letter from Thuy Nguyen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.8)
(January 15, 2012) Letter from Kathy Kunsmann (EX.Main.Ex17.1.9)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from Joan Christensen (EX.Main.Ex17.1.10)
(January 17, 2012) E-mail from A. J. Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects (EX.Main.Ex17.1.11)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Waseem Syed and Sumia Syed (EX.Main.Ex17.1.12)
(January 13, 2012) Letter from Ann Ray (EX.Main.Ex17.1.13)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Brenda Thompson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.14)
(January 19, 2012) Letter from Janet Davidson (EX.Main.Ex17.1.15)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.16)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Karen Buck (EX.Main.Ex17.1.17)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Alan Demb (EX.Main.Ex17.1.18)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Honorary Chair, Grange Residents Association (EX.Main.Ex17.1.19)
(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Anne Woolger, Founder and Executive Director, Matthew House Refugee Reception Services (EX.Main.Ex17.1.20)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28579.pdf)

(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Sandra Ryan-Cuyugan (EX.Main.Ex17.1.21)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28580.pdf)

(January 20, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.22)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Main.EX17.1.23)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from David Hulchanski (EX.Main.EX17.1.24)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Lynn Spink (EX.Main.EX17.1.25)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Kevin Barrett (EX.Main.EX17.1.26)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Colin Ellis (EX.Main.EX17.1.27)
(January 22, 2012) E-mail from Amy Buitenhuis (EX.Main.EX17.1.28)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Caitlin Henry (EX.Main.EX17.1.29)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Joy Connelly (EX.Main.EX17.1.30)
(January 23, 2012) Letter from Liloutie Somra (EX.Main.EX17.1.31)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from William Stringer (EX.Main.EX17.1.32)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Susan Crean (EX.Main.EX17.1.33)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Amy Steele (EX.Main.EX17.1.34)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.35)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Deacon (EX.Main.EX17.1.36)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX17.1.37)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28595.pdf)

(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Daryl Chong, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Apartment Association (EX.Main.EX17.1.38)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28596.pdf)

(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maria Rocha (EX.Main.EX17.1.39)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kim Li (EX.Main.EX17.1.40)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Main.EX17.1.41)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Lillian Carrigan (EX.Main.EX17.1.42)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Brian Dwyer, Coordinator, Social Justice Committee, St. Brigid's Parish (EX.Main.EX17.1.43)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Smadar Carmon (EX.Main.EX17.1.44)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Jessica Bell (EX.Main.EX17.1.45)
(January 27, 2012) E-mail from Jeremy Kerr (EX.Main.EX17.1.46)
(January 19, 2012) E-mail from Sandy Spencer (EX.Main.EX17.1.47)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Martine August (EX.Main.EX17.1.48)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Frances Sanderson, Executive Director, Nishnawbe Homes Inc. (EX.Main.EX17.1.49)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Alejandra Bravo (EX.Main.EX17.1.50)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Karl and Carol Eichler (EX.Main.EX17.1.51)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Maqsood Said (EX.Main.EX17.1.52)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Renn Scott (EX.Main.EX17.1.53)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Tenants for Social Housing (EX.Main.EX17.1.54)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Farshid Kaboli (EX.Main.EX17.1.55)
(January 24, 2012) E-mail from Trish O'Reilly (EX.Main.EX17.1.56)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from David Walsh, Seeds of Hope Foundation (EX.Main.EX17.1.57)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28603.pdf)

(January 26, 2012) E-mail from Kim Riddle (EX.Main.EX17.1.58)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services (ACTO)  (EX.Main.EX17.1.59)
(February 4, 2012) E-mail from Pastor Kesavan Balasingham (EX.Supp.EX17.1.60)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28621.pdf)

(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Safiulliah Feroze (EX.Supp.EX17.1.61)
(February 8, 2012) E-mail from Estelle Amaron (EX.Supp.EX17.1.62)
(February 1, 2012) Fax from Richard Drayton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.63)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Margaret Watson, Co-chair and Sylvia Hall, Co-chair, Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc. (EX.Supp.EX17.1.64)
(February 9, 2012) E-mail from Nian Ghareeb (EX.New.EX17.1.65)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Cathy Crowe, Voluntary Executive Director, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (EX.New.EX17.1.66)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Alexander (EX.New.EX17.1.67)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Katie McGovern, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, CUPE 4400 - Toronto Education Workers (EX.Supp.EX17.1.68)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28698.pdf)

(February 10, 2012) Letter from Thomas Balfour, Director of Programs and Services, Adopt-A-Family Campaign, TRUE LOVE MEIDA GROUP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.69)
(February 10, 2012) Letter from Tim Maguire, President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Supp.EX17.1.70)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28700.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Fax from Diane Shears (EX.Supp.EX17.1.71)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Jon Riddell (EX.Supp.EX17.1.72)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Andy Gibbons, Torys LLP (EX.Supp.EX17.1.73)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Anthony Smith (EX.Supp.EX17.1.74)
(February 14, 2012) E-mail from Stacey Reilly (EX.Supp.EX17.1.75)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Adrienne Ellis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.76)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Mary Giambrone, Chair of the Board of Directors, St. Michaels Homes (EX.Supp.EX17.1.77)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28787.pdf)

(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Jon Scheffer (EX.Supp.EX17.1.78)
(February 11, 2012) E-mail from Jack Panozzo, Social Justice and Advocacy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto (EX.Supp.EX17.1.79)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Gary Hohs (EX.Supp.EX17.1.80)
(January 23, 2012) E-mail from Michael Shapcott, Director, Housing, The Wellesley Institute (EX.Supp.EX17.1.81)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28867.pdf)

(February 14, 2012) Letter from Susan Eapen (EX.Supp.EX17.1.82)
(February 15, 2012) E-mail from Peter Rose (EX.Supp.EX17.1.83)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Toshiko Bianco Pena (EX.Supp.EX17.1.84)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.Supp.EX17.1.85)
(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Maxine Lewis (EX.Supp.EX17.1.86)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Fatima Bhyat (EX.Supp.EX17.1.87)
(February 16, 2012) Letter from Councillor Mike Layton (EX.Supp.EX17.1.88)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28920.pdf)

(February 16, 2012) E-mail from Sandra McCallum (EX.New.EX17.1.89)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Pat McKendry (EX.New.EX17.1.90)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Rokhsareh Poordeh (EX.New.EX17.1.91)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Kenneth Nebone (EX.New.EX17.1.92)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Silvina Hollingsworth (EX.New.EX17.1.93)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Uwe Sehraum President, Toronto Beach East Residents' Association (EX.New.EX17.1.94)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Dermott Harris (EX.New.EX17.1.95)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Councillor Cesar Palacio, Davenport Waarfd 17 (EX.New.EX17.1.96)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28948.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Harry Pasternak (EX.New.EX17.1.97)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jennifer Arango, Toronto Women's Alliance (EX.New.EX17.1.98)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/comm/communicationfile-28950.pdf)

(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Madelina Palma (EX.New.EX17.1.99)
(February 10, 2012) E-mail from Ann Fraser (EX.New.EX17.1.100)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Jordan Dymny (EX.New.EX17.1.101)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX17.1.102)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Nancy Singer, Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme (EX.New.EX17.7.103)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Eva Tavares (EX.New.EX17.1.104)
(February 17, 2012) E-mail from Paul Codd (EX.New.EX17.1.105)
(February 17, 2012) Letter from Charlie Diamond (EX.New.EX17.1.106)
(February 17, 2012) Presentation from Rowan Casiter (EX.Main.EX17.1.107)

1a Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
Origin
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Summary

Letter (December 5, 2011) from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, forwarding the decision of the Board of Directors for the sale of Toronto Community Housing's stand-alone units which was approved at the Board meeting on October 21, 2011.

Background Information
(December 5, 2011) Letter from the Interim Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation on Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45180.pdf)


1b Report to the City Manager on Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
Origin
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager
Recommendations

The City Manager recommends that:

 

1.         The report to the City Manager from the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing entitled Report on Toronto Community Housing’s State of Good Repair Plan be considered with Executive Committee’s consideration of the City staff report entitled Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units.

 

2.         Council request the federal and provincial governments to jointly provide annual capital repair funding averaging $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter so that the Toronto Community Housing portfolio can achieve and maintain a good state of repair.

Summary

At its meeting of January 24, 2012, Executive Committee deferred report EX15.1 from the City Manager and the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration entitled Securing Funding to Repair Toronto Community Housing's Multi-Residential Portfolio: Sale of Toronto Community Housing Stand-Alone Units to the February 13th meeting.  In response to questions raised by Councillors on the proposed sale of its stand-alone properties, the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing (TCH) has prepared the attached report.

 

The report describes the background to TCH's state of good repair funding shortfall, how TCH manages capital repairs and how the proposed sale of stand-alone units would assist TCH. The report further explains how TCH will support affected tenants, maintain the same level of rent geared to income units and how the sale of units will be phased in order to best accommodate tenants.

 

Capital Repair Deficit $1.7 billion by 2020

 

Over the next several years, $45 million annually has been allocated by TCH for capital repairs. The property tax exemption will save an additional $9 million per year leaving an unfunded gap of just over $90 million per year. Without the additional investment the capital deficit of $751 million in 2012 will grow to approximately $1.7 billion by 2020 and the average state of repair for these buildings will move to "Poor" in 2015 and "Critical" by 2018.

 

With the investment of $222 million over five years from the sale of the stand-alone units, the primary focus would be repairs to the building envelope, the building structure and the main services in the building such as electrical, mechanical, elevators and life safety systems. Under the plan approximately 86% of TCH's portfolio would have some work done assisting approximately 55,246 or 94% of the households in Toronto Community Housing.  The relocation of 2,200 tenants will repair buildings that house over 55,000 tenant households. This key investment of $222 million will maintain the condition in a "Fair" state of repair to 2015 rather than the projected "Poor" condition.

 

In order to bring the TCH portfolio to a "Good" state of repair by 2017 and to maintain the "Good" state of repair beyond that, additional annual funding from the federal and provincial governments of $150 million from 2013 to 2017 and $90 million a year from 2018 thereafter is required. This, combined with the investment by TCH, will reduce the annual capital deficit to $362 million by 2017.

 

I am forwarding the report from the Chief Executive Officer of TCH to the Executive Committee for consideration with the City staff report deferred from January 24, 2012.

Background Information
(February 9, 2012) Report from the City Manager forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45181.pdf)

(February 9, 2012) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer (Interim) forwarding Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45182.pdf)

(February 9, 2012) Toronto Community Housing's State of Good Repair Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-45183.pdf)