2022 Affordable Housing Team Update

At Monday’s regular City Council meeting, the annual update from the Affordable Housing team was presented. Here are some highlights:

  • Creation of Civic Housing Action Fund to support affordable housing developments. 10% of funds raised via all development fees will go into this fund.
  • Identified 4 city-owned vacant lots of land for housing.
    • 28 Eric St
    • 375 Waterford Bridge Rd
    • 245 Forest Rd
    • 80-90 Empire Ave
  • Two projects under the Rapid Housing Initiative are almost complete which will add 20 more affordable units.
  • Working with the Indigenous Housing Team to translate their tenant rights & responsibilities kit into Inuktitut and Innu-aimun.
  • Worked with 5 community groups for alternate ways to get more housing in the city
  • Began working with Metrobus to improve transportation systems as they relate to affordable housing
  • continued work on proposal to waive fees for developers building affordable housing.

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