Tag Archives: Jo Ferris-Davies

Training Event in Cape Town for New Social Housing Institutions – First Step to Acquiring a Housing Site from the City

By Jo Ferris-Davies, Rooftops Canada Towards the end of March, the Equal Spaces Project and National Association of Social Housing Organizations (NASHO) teams met with the City of Cape Town Social Housing staff and new Social Housing Institutions SHIs for … Continue reading

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South African Study Visit Offers Valuable Insights and Inspiration

By: Jo Ferris-Davies, Senior Technical Advisor, Rooftops Canada I was very fortunate to accompany a study visit of senior South African social housing sector representatives to Toronto in March. It was a wonderful opportunity to check the pulse of our social … Continue reading

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Women, Children and Social Housing

By: Jo Ferris-Davies One of the reasons I decided to work and move to South Africa was to make a difference.  I think this is something everyone who works in social housing can relate to. I have always been impressed with … Continue reading

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Growing the Social Housing Sector in South Africa

By: Jo Ferris-Davies I am happy to report that I have settled into Johannesburg since arriving here in late September 2016 to work with Rooftops Canada on the Equal Spaces: Social Housing to End Spatial Apartheid in South Africa Project. … Continue reading

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Moving to South Africa

By: Jo Ferris-Davies I have been hired by Rooftops Canada as a Senior Technical Advisor working with Social Housing Institutions (SHI’s) through NASHO, the SHRA (government regulatory board) and municipalities to establish sustainable mechanisms to promote efficient development and maintenance … Continue reading

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