The Brantford-Brant Housing Stability Plan
2013 Discussion Paper
Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy requires that municipalities develop a comprehensive Ten Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. This will be developed into the Brantford-Brant Housing Stability Plan (Phase One) and the Three Year Action Plan (Phase Two), hereinafter referred to as “The Plan”. The Plan must establish measurable priorities and actions for housing and homelessness services based on comprehensive consultations and research. The Three Year Action Plan will focus on the most immediate phase of detailed activities to affect change, maximize service improvements and funding efficiencies. The Plan must be in place by January 1, 2014, and address housing issues along the housing continuum, from absolute homelessness to affordable home ownership.
The Plan will:
- Set a local vision for housing, reflecting the provincial interest
- Provide local leadership
- Develop and implement strategies to address housing needs
- Evaluate and coordinate housing funding
- Develop recommendations for the administration of housing and homelessness programs
- Report on progress at the local level
This plan will help City and County decision-makers understand the needs and priorities of the community. With this knowledge, the communities can work towards providing adequate, suitable, safe and affordable housing for its residents.
The intent of the Discussion Paper is to ensure that the community validates the information received from various stakeholders through the consultation process, existing reports and the literature review, and to provide the opportunity for further community comment.
A good appreciation of the existing housing and homelessness services is important in the process of identifying opportunities for enhancement and the development of added services where needed.
All information will be used in the development of the Brantford-Brant Housing Stability Plan.
Thank you for your input! All responses and suggestions have been shared with the Steering Committee and will be considered when developing the Housing Stability Plan.
The Discussion Paper and related documents are listed below
For more information, contact:
Deborah Filice, Director of Housing
519-759-3330, Ext. 6241
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