We are a team of urbanists and strategists creating solutions to foster community inclusion and housing opportunities for all.

Our Practice Areas

Our work across the housing system is focused on three key practice areas: Policy and Research, Housing Development, and Business Model Innovation. Through these areas of work, we help our public, non-profit, and private sector clients answer complex questions about the housing needs in their communities, build social purpose real estate, and envision alternative futures for their organization.

Policy and Research

We conduct socio-economic and market research and develop housing policy for communities across Canada.

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Housing Development

We take you from idea to reality in achieving your affordable housing and social purpose real estate goals.

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Business Model Innovation

We create collaborative environments to help you and your team navigate change and envision a new future for your organization.

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Our History

Since joining forces in 1999, Christine Pacini and Ed Starr have been on a journey to help communities reach their housing goals. They have authored several landmark papers, paving the way for affordable housing and related services across Canada, engaged thousands of individuals in need, and managed the development of more than 100 affordable, supportive, and transitional housing projects. Today, SHS Consulting brings leadership and expertise to an evolving housing sector.

Our Team

Housing is connected to many other social determinants of health. We assembled a team of inter-disciplinary professionals to adopt a systems-thinking perspective to our housing development and policy solutions.

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