Region of Peel to boost supply of affordable housing

In Peel, 70% of low-income and 30% of middle-income households are living in housing they cannot afford. In response, the Region of Peel has embarked on a 10-year housing and homelessness plan aimed at making affordable housing available to all residents and preventing chronic homelessness. The long-term plan sets the stage to increase Peel’s affordable housing stock by up to 5,700 over the next 15 years.

“Bringing attention to affordable housing issues is the focus of National Housing Day on November 22,” said Region of Peel Chair Nando Iannicca. “For the Region, it provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the work currently underway to address the critical lack of affordable housing in Peel, a key priority for Regional Council.”

A key part of Peel’s 10-year housing and homelessness plan is a Housing Master Plan, endorsed by Regional Council in July 2019. It maps how the Region will phase-in the development of 5,700 affordable rental and emergency units across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

“Peel is one of only a few communities across Canada with a long-term housing investment strategy,” said Iannicca. “The development of 5,700 affordable rental units on Regional surplus lands and Peel Housing Corporation sites by 2034 makes the Region’s Housing Master Plan the most progressive and large-scale housing infrastructure plan developed in Peel. To help us achieve that, we require significant funding and support from our federal and provincial partners.”

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