Housing Issues

Housing Supply Consultations

The government has indicated it plans major changes in the housing sector this June. They conducted consultations on housing in January 2019, to guide those changes. This consultation considered everything from changing tenant protections to removing regulations on landlords and developers and could have a very big impact on housing. Nonprofits have been working together to help explore the issues in the consultation survey. You can find out more by clicking here to access their work, or contacting Ontario for All here.

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Rent Control

Through the fall economic statement, the Province announcing legislation which ends rent control for all newly-built or newly-converted rental units, though it will maintain rent control for current tenants.

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BUDGET UPDATE

in the 2019 Budget, the province agreed to continue the cost-shared initiatives of the National Housing Strategy, with at least $4 billion going into housing over the next 9 years.

The Province is also undertaking a Community Housing Renewal Strategy that will reorganize the social housing system including  changes to rent-geared-to-income policies, “streamlining” wait lists and make social housing providers more “sustainable”.

There will also be a review of existing supportive housing programs designed to “streamline” the 20 programs now in place.

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