NOW Housing is an Ontario focused company using modular construction to provide affordable housing where it is needed most. Through innovative and cost-effective manufacturing, NOW Housing aims to positively influence the stability and quality of community living for low-income community members. Through providing an improved housing solution, this organization’s goal is to change the landscape of communities, allowing everyone to maintain independence and dignity in a cost-efficient manner.
Through cooperative endeavors with agencies, organizations, Municipal and Regional Governments, private and non-profit organizations, NOW Housing aims to be the largest and most-cost effective constructor of affordable housing in Ontario and eventually Canada, by continuing to deliver cost conscious solutions.
In addition to building structures, this unique approach to modular housing provides furnishings (beds, tables, appliances, fully accessible/universal design components, etc.) to align with community needs. Further, all materials selected are non-organic are and mold resistant, making cleaning and property management easier for organizations.
NOW Housing has a passion to provide affordable housing for everyone, especially those with a variety of special needs: youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, people with mental health or addiction issues, survivors of domestic violence, those who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, recent immigrants, working poor, veterans and racialized groups. Steel modular housing has been successful in communities around the world with a growing appreciation in Canada.
Matthew (Matt) Lubberts, President
With over 20 years of building experience, one becomes immersed in understanding all that a construction project entails. More than just overseeing trades and managing the project, Matt has used creative thinking to ensure timelines are met and kept on budget, concept to completion. Matt’s detailed understanding of construction enabled him to adapt to new building methods, such as precast and insulated concrete forms (ICF) ahead of others in the region, which have now become relative standard. In his pursuit for the optimal building solution, he has turned his latest attention towards modular manufacturing, permitting standardized designs to be built quickly, off-site and with significant cost savings for building owners.
Thomas Fischer, Vice President of Partnerships
Thomas has demonstrated his dedicated to providing affordable housing solutions to communities across Ontario with over a decade working with Habitat for Humanity, including a proven track record of successful housing builds in Peel Region. His pursuit for greater influence in making housing more accessible, knowledge of social and not-for-profit housing allows him to work alongside all vested interests through project completion.