History of Not-for-Profit
Housing in Kingston
The history of not-for-profit housing
in Kingston has many roots. One of the most significant milestones was the
establishment of the Kingston Housing Authority ( now the Kingston and Frontenac
Housing Authority) which developed and operated over 1000 houses and apartments
in the Kingston area. The KHA was the major developer of not-for-profit housing
in the 1950s and 1960s. Subsequently, a number of smaller community based groups
built on this experience in the period 1970 to 1995 when development of housing
ceased due to the elimination of both Federal and Provincial Housing programs.
Photo at the KFHA Offices, Kingston - courtesy of Greg Grange
"This framed photo was in the possession of Leo
LaFleur (former manager K.H.A.) at time of his decease, Ebby Hare, in
settling the estate, thought he would like same (Mrs. Earl suggested
likewise) and gave me same on Aug 8/83 - Ray Quenneville"
Sod of Riverview Court, Dec 18, 1959 11:30 AM
Montreal Street, Kingston
Original photo description:
"loaned by Marion R. Earl [former City Alderman]
Turning of sod of Riverview Court (4/85) December 18, 1959 at 11:30 a.m.
Allan Judd, Wally Elmer, Frank Lemay, Marion Earl, Wallace Macgregor
members of Kingston Housing Authority
Hon. W.M. Nickle, Minister, Ontario Planning and Development,
B.G. Allmark, M.P., Mayor W.T. Miels"