Often, the future occupants of new affordable housing already live in or near the neighbourhood. They are people sharing housing with other family members or friends, or struggling to pay market rent by giving up meals or having to walk because they cannot afford transit fares.
And yes, of course, there will be new people moving into any new affordable housing developments. Some are just moving across town, others are newcomers from other Canadian cities or from places around the world, and others are students or young professionals who cannot spend over 30% of their income on housing to pay market rents. Complete communities provide housing opportunities for all.
Lastly, the Ontario Human Rights Commission states: "People should not have to ask permission from anyone, including prospective neighbours, before moving in just because of stereotypes related to grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Concerns about affordable housing projects should be legitimately anchored in planning issues rather than stereotypical assumptions about the people who will be housed."