Event Update – RAHB Golf Tournament

Results are In!

Thanks to the support of golfers and sponsors, RAHB’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 27, 2013 raised $14, 750 for the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP).

RAHB’s 11th HOAP project completed!

RAHB CEO Ross Godsoe (left) and HOAP Chair
Tim Mattioli (right) present the HOAP key to new
homeowner Cynthia (centre)

Another family has realized the dream of home ownership thanks to the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP).  The keys to the property were handed over at a ceremony on August 29.

“This is our eleventh HOAP home,” said HOAP Chair Tim Mattioli, “and the pride and satisfaction we get from helping deserving families move into their own homes never gets stale.”

HOAP received generous assistance from community members on this project:  Stephen Frankel of Frankel Law Offices donated legal services; Ann Forbes Arndt of Homelife Macro Realty Inc. donated real estate services, and Ernie Mallozzo of Lighthouse Inspections Hamilton donated home inspection services.

A twelfth HOAP project is planned for the fall of this year.

HOAP returns – RAHB’s eleventh HOAP project is underway!



The Home Ownership Affordability Partnership, or HOAP, is a unique approach to affordable housing in our community.  It is a partnership among the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington, City of Hamilton and Scotiabank which helps families achieve their dreams of home ownership, revitalizes existing housing stock and opens social housing units for other families in need.

The idea is a simple one.

  • A qualified family works with a REALTOR® to purchase a home in need of repair; the home is purchased at the current market value.
  • Renovations are carried out by qualified general contractors, plumbers and electricians.
  • The new owner moves into a renovated property that is safe, clean and meets all building codes.

The current HOAP project is expected to be completed shortly, with a key ceremony to be held later this month.

Watch for more details in September’s edition of REALINFO.