Housing Affordability

Over the past 10 years, affordability has continued to worsen.  We need to develop housing policies that provide affordable housing for working families coupled with increasing the supply and reducing administrative and regulatory barriers to creating new homes.  Encouraging the creation of all housing types, including affordable housing, while preserving neighbourhood character is paramount.  Smart growth can encourage the types of housing necessary to meet demand while stabilizing neighbourhoods with the creation and protection of affordable housing.