BRAMPTON, ON (November 1, 2023) – Today, the City of Brampton announced a new and welcomed partnership with Habitat for Humanity to bring more affordable housing choices to Brampton. The City is allocating more than $6 million from the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) for two new developments that will bring 27 new homes to Brampton families in need. Construction on these projects is set to begin in 2024, with homes anticipated to be completed by the end of 2025.
The City is experiencing rapid population growth, and this investment will help Brampton meet the housing needs of current and future residents. In addition, this investment is another step toward achieving the City’s Municipal Housing Pledge, a goal of building 113,000 new homes by 2031.
Last month, the City of Brampton and the Government of Canada, announced a $114 million partnership to fast-track the construction of more than 3,150 residential units over the next three years and the development of more than 24,000 homes over the next decade, through the Housing Accelerator Fund. This funding has enabled Brampton to seek other partnerships and opportunities to create more homes for families.
Brampton remains committed to advocating for funding and will continue to seek partnerships to meet ambitious housing targets and to ensure soft infrastructure, including healthcare, transit and transportation, education, and social services, are available to serve the community’s needs. This new partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a testament to the community's spirit of cooperation, innovation, and compassion in making affordable housing more accessible for residents in need.
About Brampton’s Housing Strategy and Action Plan
With a dedicated focus on ensuring that residents have access to safe and affordable homes, Brampton has implemented a comprehensive strategy and action plan. Housing Brampton was developed following a comprehensive consultation and was approved and endorsed by City Council on May 19, 2021. The Strategy and Action Plan consists of four Big Moves and 16 Action Items which respond to the current and future housing needs of Brampton residents.
“Today, we are taking a significant step towards making affordable housing a reality for Brampton families in need. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the allocation of more than $6 million from the Housing Accelerator Fund underscore our commitment to creating more housing choices and addressing the pressing needs of our rapidly growing city. We are delighted to join forces with Habitat for Humanity to bring these vital projects to fruition. Our commitment to ensuring all Brampton residents have access to safe and affordable housing is unwavering.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“As Brampton experiences unprecedented population growth, our investment in affordable housing is a strategic response to meet the immediate and future housing needs of residents. It's also a crucial milestone in our journey to fulfill the ambitious Municipal Housing Pledge, aiming to create 113,000 new spaces to call home by 2031. Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for partnering to create more housing choices for Bramptonians.”
- Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor, Wards 2 & 6; Chair, Planning and Development Committee
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