More affordable housing

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.

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.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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  1. It’s about time. It would be nice if we could be allowed to do rent to own.
    Also rent supplements where we can choose where we live or find our own housing that is suitable for us within guidelines.

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