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Help make the case for co-op housing: respond to Ontario’s housing affordability consultation

Published December 16, 2021

The province of Ontario has just announced a new public consultation on housing affordability. This is an important opportunity to have your voice heard, and to speak up for co-op housing.

To take part, the province is asking individuals and organizations to fill out this survey. It should take around 15-30 minutes to complete. The deadline to respond is January 13, 2022 at 4:00pm.

In the survey you can encourage the province to:

  • Ensure there is increased housing supply across the entire spectrum, including community-based co-operative housing.
  • Ensure that existing housing co-ops, and their low-income members, are protected at the end of mortgage.
  • Let the government know why your co-op is important to you, and why it’s important that your co-op is guaranteed a reasonable funding formula at the end of mortgage so that it can continue to look after your home and welcome members into your community who are low-income.
  • Partner with existing co-ops and non-profits to build more affordable housing on land owned both by the co-ops and non-profits and the government.
  • Allow more municipalities to use inclusionary zoning to help build more affordable housing.
  • Work with municipalities to ensure all development fees are waived for new affordable housing.

You can also consider these statements:

  • Co-op housing is a great alternative to renting or buying.
  • Investing in affordable housing creates jobs, grows the economy, and keeps life affordable.
  • The need for more affordable housing in my community is my top concern.

Make your voice heard: Take the survey

DEADLINE:  January 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

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