Affordable Housing Strategy

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An Affordable Housing Strategy will be developed for the Town of Caledon which will inform specific policy direction for the Town’s Official Plan and highlight the Town’s supportive role in providing affordable housing. Supply of affordable housing for residents with mid to low income is a rarity in Caledon. The Affordable Housing Strategy will focus on addressing housing affordability for households that fall particularly within the 3rd to 6th income deciles.

The Affordable Housing Strategy is also meant to assist Town Council with decision-making, help Town staff to coordinate with other agencies and levels of government on housing matters, and to raise public awareness of housing issues and opportunities in the Town. This Affordable Housing Strategy builds on the Town of Caledon Housing Study (2018), the Region of Peel Housing Strategy (2018) , and other housing-related initiatives undertaken by the Town and Region.


Two Phases

This study is being undertaken in two phases;

1. A Discussion and Directions Report has been prepared that presents the results of the first phase of the study, which includes an update of the key housing gaps in Caledon, a review of the policy framework, best and promising practices in addressing housing needs, and considerations for the development of the recommended Official Plan policies.

2. The second phase of the study will involve the development of draft Official Plan policies, identification of policy considerations for further study, and the development of an implementation strategy.

An Affordable Housing Strategy will be developed for the Town of Caledon which will inform specific policy direction for the Town’s Official Plan and highlight the Town’s supportive role in providing affordable housing. Supply of affordable housing for residents with mid to low income is a rarity in Caledon. The Affordable Housing Strategy will focus on addressing housing affordability for households that fall particularly within the 3rd to 6th income deciles.

The Affordable Housing Strategy is also meant to assist Town Council with decision-making, help Town staff to coordinate with other agencies and levels of government on housing matters, and to raise public awareness of housing issues and opportunities in the Town. This Affordable Housing Strategy builds on the Town of Caledon Housing Study (2018), the Region of Peel Housing Strategy (2018) , and other housing-related initiatives undertaken by the Town and Region.


Two Phases

This study is being undertaken in two phases;

1. A Discussion and Directions Report has been prepared that presents the results of the first phase of the study, which includes an update of the key housing gaps in Caledon, a review of the policy framework, best and promising practices in addressing housing needs, and considerations for the development of the recommended Official Plan policies.

2. The second phase of the study will involve the development of draft Official Plan policies, identification of policy considerations for further study, and the development of an implementation strategy.