Who We Are

Our Partners

HART has two stages. In our second stage (November 2021 to March 2023), we are working with 14 governments across Canada to roll out our methods nationally. We are adding an acquisitions assessment component to our land tool. We are developing a training course and a national database on housing needs. We are exploring policy implications of our findings.

Map of HART Partner Governments

Yukon Territory

City of Victoria

City of Edmonton

City of Calgary

City of Hamilton

Halton Region

Victoria County, Nova Scotia

Peel Region

York Region

City of Toronto

Durham Region

City of Ottawa

Ville de Gatineau

The Team

HART is based in UBC’s Housing Research Collaborative, which brings together a national network of relevant researchers in urban planning, law, economics, and geography.

Penny GursteinProject Lead (Lead, training)

Alexandra FlynnProject Co-Lead, (Lead, evaluation)

Craig E. JonesCoordinator

Carolyn WhitzmanExpert Advisor and Outreach

Julia HartenLead, Housing Need Assessment

James ConnollyLead, Land Assessment

Martine AugustLead, Acquisitions Assessment

Raymond NgLead, Data Management

Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee represents national expertise in housing need and land assessment.