My Take: The development at the GO is an ideal spot for affordable housing, in close proximity to transit and services, with the Walmart next door. Partnering with developers to buy a supply of units within a for-profit-development, rather than segregating such housing in stand alone buildings, allow us flexibility to more quickly and less expensively meet the demand for affordable units in Halton, and better integrates affordable housing into the broader community.
There will be approximately 15 units of affordable housing in a new development on Fairview beside the GO station, up from the original proposal of five. In November, Regional Council approved the purchase of units at 2089-2095 Fairview for $4.1 million as part of a New Unit Acquisition Pilot program to increase the supply of affordable units. The apartments will be operated by the Halton Commuity Housing Corporation and offered to residents on the affordable housing wait list.