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Important Notice

The following information details a community concept we are working on for an affordable housing community development proposal. It is based on information we have gathered, but where it involves municipal owned land, the land may ultimately be used for a different purpose than what we are proposing.

By completing the I’m interested form, you help us address the question we get all the time from municipal staff and funding providers: “Who will live in your tiny home communities?”  Should you indicate an interest in this or another project, we will reach out to you, when we have an approved project in your area of interest.

Val Rita-Harty Concept

Val Rita-Harty is a township municipality in Cochrane District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. The township consists of two communities, Val Rita and Harty, both located along Highway 11 between Opasatika and Kapuskasing.  You will find many dense forests and vast open spaces.
  • 1 of 1 – phase(s)
  • 2.14 – acres
  • 24 – tiny homes – 6-models – 384-sq.ft. each
  • 2 – pocket neighbourhoods
  • parking – beside home- 1 spot per home
  • 1 – storage locker per home
  • 2-gazebos, 4-fire-pits, 12+ picnic/park seating areas
  • 2-neighbourhood parks
  • large community gardens & greenhouses
  • development timeline 0.5 – year(s)

Community Hub

  • community kitchen & dining area
  • lounge & coffee shop
  • small business shop space & co-working space
  • fitness center & yoga
  • solar & small wind power production & distribution
  • CropBox – none

Development Budget

expenses

  • community center:
    1.56M
  • infrastructure :
    0.96M
  • land, homes, permits & contractors:
    2.48M
  • total development budget:
    $ 5.00M
Note: the above figures may not add up as a result of rounding, and are shown here for budgeting purposes only.

Housing Types

  • guaranteed affordable rentals:
    by city contribution
    2
  • available rent-to-own:
    affordable rentals
    5
  • affordable-to-own:
    @ $150k/home
    17
  • total community homes:
    24

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Monthly Expenses

  • All homes pay a monthly community fee that includes their utilities, a portion to servicing the long-term Community Bond debt, and expenses related to operating & maintaining the common areas.
  • Where homes are owned, the only monthly expense is the community fee.
  • People on the rent-to-own program pay an additional fee per month, which accumulates over 5-years to become a 15% down payment, allowing them to qualify for a mortgage on the remaining balance.
  • The affordable-to-own costs expect that the buyer has purchased the home outright of if financed, the mortgage payment is in addition to these costs.

  • items
  • community fee
  • rent fee
  • rent-to-own component
  • monthly total
  • rental rate / month
  • 410
  • 390
  • 000
  • $ 800
  • rent-to-own / month
  • 410
  • 390
  • 424
  • $ 1224
  • affordable-to-own / month
  • 410
  • 000
  • 000
  • $ 410

The community fee includes the following costs:

  • water utilities
  • electric utilities
  • sewer utilities
  • property taxes
  • internet services
  • co-op renovation reserves
  • community maintenance
  • administration
  • site staff

  • land trust lease fee
  • bonds servicing
  • mortgage repayment