Ontario Region presents budget recommendations for province
This morning, Ontario Council President David Waters presented our 4 recommendations for Ontario’s 2018 Budget.
With housing affordability making headlines daily, it is clear that it is time for action. The 2016 Census data showed that this is a province-wide issue: Ontario has the highest number of households in core housing need of any province. We have record low vacancies, and renters are spending higher and higher amounts of their income on rent. We recommend:
- Sign on to the National Housing Strategy
- Invest in building 6,500 units of affordable rental housing per year
- Partner with the co-op sector to fix the affordable housing program (IAH)
- Create targets for new co-op housing development
Ontario Government Relations Manager Simone Swail answered questions from the Committee: