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L’ACHAT

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The Alliance des corporations d’habitations abordables du territoire du Grand Montréal (ACHAT) is a group of collective enterprises in real estate (owners, operators, and developers) unique in the Quebec social economy network.

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Mission

Our mission is to support our members in the search for innovations and the deployment of business strategies aimed at significantly increasing the supply of off-market affordable housing in perpetuity in Greater Montreal, for the benefit of local communities.

ACHAT is a place for exchange and consultation, specialized research, and pooling of resources aimed at supporting the development of the organizational and financial capacities of its members in order to develop a larger volume of affordable housing units; in order to contribute to a better structuring of the supply of affordable housing in the residential market of the metropolitan area.

Vision

Do More, Do Better, Forever

In the general context of the loss of residential affordability and the housing crisis, we believe that the collective real estate sector must succeed in operating at a major change of scale. With our members, we have set a goal of faster development than ever before, which could reach a pace of thousands of new rental housing units per year.

Revitalizing Sectors with Communities

The consolidation of the collective housing sector is essential to ensure a strong and well organized response to the poverty and social exclusion created by gentrification. This is why we believe in extending our economic model of urban and social revitalization, which places housing at the heart of living environments.

Values

Innovation

We work with agility, ambition, and creativity, constantly seeking sustainable solutions to improve the health and ability of our members to fulfill their mission.

Solidarity

We support our members and encourage them to help each other, with a view to making solidarity and social inclusion a priority in our respective missions.

Collaboration

Teamwork is at the heart of our actions, and we believe that joining forces allows us to do more and better.

Transparency

The excellence and professionalism of our operations require a high level of transparency between us, with our partners, and towards the public.

History

ACHAT (then commonly known as the Alliance) was born in 2017 from a mobilization of non-profit homeowner developers in Greater Montreal around the idea of coming together to change the scale and impact of their developments, in particular through the pooling of knowledge and certain resources, as well as the full utilization of real estate financing opportunities.

In 2018, a declaration of the Alliance is signed, laying the groundwork:

Through this alliance, we are declaring that we are taking a new look at our organizations and our ways of doing things. From now on, to make a significant impact, both at the level of territories and of specific populations, we are committed to collaborating, strategically and operationally, by sharing expertise, experience, resources, and networks. We are going to forge links and create alliances with other groups of actors, in particular in the fields of the social economy, the environment, sustainable development, health, and inclusive citizenship.

Then follows the creation of a detailed economic study of our members, as well as many partnership discussions. Start-up activities were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and resumed in 2022.

Team

SĂ©bastien Parent-Durand

Managing Director

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Astrid Ellefsen

Development adviser

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Governance

Board of Directors:

Louis-Philippe Myre

President

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Jean-Pierre Racette

Vice-president

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Laurent Levesque

Treasurer

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François Claveau

Secretary

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Nathalie Meilleur

Administrator

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François Giguère

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François Tremblay

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