With an average annual population growth rate of
4.0% between 2001 and 2016, the City of Brampton has
been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada. As Brampton continues to grow, safe and adequate
housing is key to providing physical, economic and social well-being for our residents. However, in Brampton and
other cities across the Greater Toronto Area, finding affordable housing
continues to be a challenge for many.
Housing Brampton is
Brampton’s comprehensive housing strategy that will help us to improve housing
affordability, add more diverse types of housing to our housing stock and use innovative
approaches to address our housing needs.
The Strategy will result in recommendations for policy
and process changes, in accordance with the City’s Vision 2040, Term of Council
Priorities, the Provincial Policy Statement and the Provincial Growth Plan.
work plan was endorsed by City Council in 2017, which directed the Strategy
to serve as a road map to increase the supply of rental and affordable
ownership units. Housing Brampton 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
While the Region of Peel is the local housing service provider, the City is responsible for land use planning. The City is working with residents, builders and
developers, community stakeholders, and other levels of government to develop a
strategy responding to the current and future housing needs of Brampton
Recently launched pilot program to assist affordable housing developers to navigate through site selection, funding, incentives, partnership and approvals processes.
This program provides funding to homeowners who need to upgrade and legalize their existing second unit.