Housing Brampton - Affordable Housing Strategy
Safe and adequate housing is key to physical, economic and social well-being. But in Brampton and other cities across the Greater Toronto Area, finding affordable housing continues to be a challenge for many residents.
The City of Brampton is developing its first affordable housing strategy, Housing Brampton – to respond to the varying housing needs of our local residents and improve housing choices for all.
Upcoming Public Consultation Events
The City of Brampton is developing an affordable housing strategy to respond to the housing needs within the community.
Have your say! Attend the housing strategy’s Public Open House or any of the 3 Public Engagement Workshops. To access a copy of the workshop presentation, click here.
Event details are below:
- Public Open House
- Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
- Drop-In Hours: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
- Brampton City Hall, Atrium (Main Floor)
- 2 Wellington Street West*
- *Close to Brampton GO Station. On-site parking is available underground.
- Public Workshop #1
- Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
- 6pm - 8pm
- Springdale Library
- Multipurpose Room
- 10705 Bramalea Road
- Public Workshop #2
- Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
- 6pm - 8pm
- Mount Pleasant Community Centre
- Paul Hunt Room B
- 100 Commuter Drive
- (Near Mount Pleasant GO Station)
- Public Workshop #3
- Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
- 6pm - 8pm
- Knightsbridge Senior Centre
- Auditorium (outside Bramalea City Centre)
- 1A Knightsbridge Road
- (Central Park Dr & Clark Blvd)
Workshops will include a 2-hour facilitated discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Alternatively, comments or ideas may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Housing Brampton?
With its workplan endorsed by City Council in 2017, Housing Brampton will serve as a road map to increase the supply of rental and affordable ownership units. It will provide a “made in Brampton” approach that looks at local housing preferences and demographics, like the contrast between Brampton’s young and aging populations, and the current trend toward multi-generational families.
The Region of Peel is the local housing authority that provides affordable rental units, while the City is responsible for land use planning. Housing Brampton will focus on increasing the number of affordable rental and ownership housing units that are developed. The City will be working with residents, builders and developers, community stakeholders, and other levels of government to develop a strategy that responds to the current and future housing needs of Brampton residents.
What’s happening now?
- A Housing Needs Assessment was completed in June 2018 to provide a snapshot of the current housing contexts and needs within Brampton.
- A Seniors’ Housing Study was endorsed by Council in January 2019, and includes case studies, a methodology for identifying suitable sites throughout the City suitable for seniors housing developments, and key recommendations to promote diverse housing options for residents.
- An Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, made up of stakeholders, developers and various levels of government, has been formed to support the development and implementation of Housing Brampton.
- As part of the City’s review of rental policies, a Student Housing Policy Review has been undertaken to assess the impacts of post-secondary institutions like Ryerson University and Sheridan College on the demand, supply and type of available housing options. A staff report will be presented to Council in Q2 2019.
- Staff are looking into the development of an inclusionary zoning (IZ) program, which would allow the City to require a portion of any new development to be dedicated as affordable housing units.
- Additional benchmarking will be undertaken relating to the development of affordable housing tools and incentives which will be brought forward for Council’s consideration by the end of 2019.
Presentations and Staff Reports
Studies and Reports
More Information and Links
Public consultation will be a key part of this strategy and will commence in Q3 2019. Questions or comments can be emailed to email@example.com, or can be submitted below.