Our mission is to establish non-profit residential accommodation in the City of Markham, exclusively for persons of low income: senior citizens, families, singles primarily of low or modest income; or disabled persons primarily of low or modest income.
We also seek to educate, engage, and inform the community of the need for the development and construction of affordable housing.
We advocate to all levels of government for the development of affordable housing in the City of Markham.
About Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing
MICAH, as we are commonly known, was incorporated in 1988 to address the need for affordable housing in what was then the Town of Markham.
We are an affiliation of 17 Churches from United, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Mennonite traditions in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill.
We are additionally supported by other churches and organizations as well as corporations within the community.
Our projects have received support from government agencies at all levels.
MICAH went on to build the Cedarcrest Manor (1991), the Robinson Mews (1994) and most recently Tony Wong Place (2009).
Each project was incorporated as a separate and independent housing facility and MICAH oversaw the establishment of independent management boards made up of members of MICAH member churches.