The end of World War II began a boom in home construction in Canada, and families were eager for a change from the austere existence of the preceding seven years. Although homes built during this period were not going to be large, it was hoped that “houses could be designed as an improved wartime housing unit with basements, central heating and other similar amenities.” In 1945, The Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Act was established, not only to encourage and protect mortgage lending, but to also develop a national building code and improve technology and efficiency. The CMHC worked with Canadian architects to produce floor plan catalogues and blue prints were available for purchase. This home was built for George and Eva Moore in 1948 and is a typical example of a post-war house.
Security for your HOME
The Liberals believe that the home is the heart of the nation. They aim to give Canadians every possible facility to build and furnish better homes! With Government assistance you can build a home in the country, town or city. This will make jobs for the building trades, and those who make building supplies – and those who manufacture household equipment and furniture.
New Homes for Canadians – The Liberal Government’s new $400,000,000 National Housing Act, now on the statute books, enables hundreds of thousands of Canadians to get money at low interest and on long, generous terms to build, renovate or enlarge their own homes. Now that Germany is defeated, plans are already in operation for at least 50,000 dwellings. [ . . .]
BUILD A NEW SOCIAL ORDER / VOTE LIBERAL
The Kingsville Reporter, May 31, 1945 p.9
Integrated Housing Plan Is Catching On
Canadian house builders are getting over their pronounced hesitancy few weeks ago to plunge into Ottawa’s NHA Integrated Housing Plan, reports to The Financial Post from several key cities reveal. Increasing numbers each week are applying for a place in the program which, however, will be kept to relatively modest proportions in 1946, it is now officially indicated.
Leamington Post, May 30, 1946 p.1
Housing Is Discussed By Council
A delegation led by Harold Loop, president of the Canadian Legion Branch No. 188, appeared before the council to learn what progress, if any, was being made with the housing problem. Mayor W.D. Conklin explained in detail what was being done.
The mayor reported that the Central Mortgage and Housing Company would appreciate having a resolution from the Kingsville Council in connection with the proposed construction of houses in Kingsville. It was moved and carried that it is necessary and desirable that up to thirty houses be constructed in the community of Kingsville under the inter-graded [sic] housing plan.
The Kingsville Reporter, June 5, 1947 p.1
ONTARIO HOUSING PLAN
FIFTY PER CENT REDUCTION OF DOWN PAYMENTS ON NEWLY CONSTRUCTED LOWER COST HOUSES UNDER THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ACT (ONTARIO)
The Province of Ontario will arrange for the loan of fifty per cent of the difference between the amount of the first mortgage and the sale price of a newly constructed house, the Provincial advances not to exceed $1,250.00 on any one house. The loan will be repayable on a twenty year amortization plan with interest at 3½ per cent per annum. Satisfactory evidence will be required that the amount of the first mortgage advance is a reasonable proportion of the value.
The Kingsville Reporter, May 6, 1948 p.7
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