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MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Beaver Barracks, a 250 unit mixed-income, mixed-use project targeting a LEED Silver environmental standard. 
  • 2013 World Habitat Awards Finalist: Beaver Barracks project
  • Canadian Urban Institute 2012 ‘Brownie’ Award; CCOC Beaver Barracks brownfields project. 
  • Conceiving the Alterna Community Alliance Housing Fund and facilitating its creation. The fund provided financing and financial intermediary services to affordable housing projects. 
  • Recipient of the 2016 Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Dennis Carr is the principal of DCarr Community Solutions, a development consulting firm specializing in the creation of not-for-profit affordable housing and social facilities. From 2009 to 2014, Dennis was Assistant Director Social Infrastructure for the City of Vancouver where he helped to fulfill the City’s mandate to create social facilities including affordable rental housing, childcares and neighbourhood houses.

Before joining the City of Vancouver, Dennis was Manager, Development and Construction, for Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) and the Centretown Affordable Housing Development Corporation (Cahdco). He was at CCOC/Cahdco for nineteen years, managing the development and construction of large and small scale rental, home ownership and mixed-use projects including partnerships with transitional and supportive housing agencies as well as with the private sector. 

While at CCOC, Dennis helped to establish Cahdco, whose mandate is to create affordable home ownership as well as to act as development consultant and construction project manager to other non-profit groups. Cahdco’s first affordable home ownership project received a CMHC Housing Award in the Financing and Tenure category. In addition to creating affordable housing, Dennis has been involved in a variety of initiatives relating to housing affordability, neighbourhood revitalization and alternative investment strategies.

Dennis is a LEED Accredited Professional, has a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development and sits on the urban panel of the City of Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment.