Provide feedback on the Affordable Housing Strategy: Recommended Strategic Actions

Give us your feedback on the Recommended Strategic Actions Report for affordable housing in Guelph. The report provides recommendations for a final strategy that will make an impactful difference on the City’s affordable housing needs.

The recommended strategic actions will be presented to Planning Council on:

Monday, July 11
7 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Carden Street

If you wish to be a delegation at the Planning Council meeting please contact the City’s Clerk’s Department by 9 a.m. on July 7, 2016 at clerks@guelph.ca or by calling 519-837-5603.

You can also read the report and send comments to planning@guelph.ca with “Affordable Housing Strategy Comments” in the subject line.

The City will be accepting comments on the recommended actions until Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

About the Affordable Housing Strategy

The City is developing an Affordable Housing Strategy with a focus on private market housing that is affordable to low and moderate income households. The Strategy will complement the County of Wellington’s 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan, which focuses on social housing and homelessness programs.

The three affordable housing issues identified in Guelph include:

  1. There are not enough small units to rent or buy to meet the affordability needs of all smaller households.
  2. A lack of available primary rental supply makes it difficult for people to find affordable rental housing.
  3. The secondary rental market provides choice of affordable dwelling types but the supply is not as secure as the primary rental market.

Next steps

Council and the public will be presented with the Final Affordable Housing Strategy in late 2016.

For more information

Joan Jylanne, Senior Policy Planner
Planning, Urban Design and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2519
joan.jylanne@guelph.ca