Housing Cambridge (Cambridge Non-Profit Housing Corporation) was incorporated in 1986. Of the seven original directors, four were City Councillors. Cambridge City Council now appoints two of its members to the Housing Cambridge Board of Directors. The remaining Directors are volunteers from the community. Some of these community volunteers are also Housing Cambridge tenants. All of our tenants are members of the Corporation and can vote at the organization’s annual general meeting.
The Housing Cambridge Board of Directors is responsible for the sound governance of the organization. Operating budgets are closely monitored by the Board, which ensures proper financial accountability and fiscal responsibility. Operating and capital replacement funds are limited and are used on a priority basis to address maintenance and operational issues.
Garry is the principal at Bell Design Services a local business that provides design and drafting services. Prior to running his own business, he did project management at Cambridge ProFab and he was a designer at both Engineered Air and National Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Canada. Garry brings considerable technical expertise to the Board of Directors. He also brings many years of volunteer leadership experience with a variety of organizations and associations, including the Board of Managers at Central Presbyterian Church, the Galt Cambridge Lions Club, the Cambridge Symphony Board and the Arthur White Sports Bursary Fund.
Audrey is one of our tenant Board Members. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved with her family to Ontario in 1967. She became a Canadian citizen in 1977. She has worked as a legal assistant in Cambridge for the past 30 years and she has been a resident at 325 Myers Road for the past 15 years.
Kristine has worked within the housing stability sector in Waterloo Region for the past fourteen years. In 2002 she assisted in the creation of The Waterloo Region Rent Bank and Eviction Prevention program. This is a comprehensive and integrated program that prevents eviction and homelessness for low-income households within Waterloo Region by providing interest-free loans for arrears, and at the time she was Coordinator for a last month rent deposit program. As the Tenant Placement Officer with Kitchener Housing Inc. (KHI) she oversaw the tenants of the KHI housing portfolio with over 730 units. She was responsible for all areas of tenant placement, the processing of applications, interviewing, coordinating move-ins, annual income reviews, rent challenges and social issues. Since 2011, She has been the Family Services Manager for Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region. Habitat is a non-profit housing provider that is working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.