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Mississauga’s New Proposed Housing Strategy

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The City has developed a new proposed housing strategy, called Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga , which was recently presented to the Planning and Development Committee for their consideration.
The draft strategy aims to foster a supportive development environment for private and non-profit builders to provide a range of housing that is affordable for all, with a focus on middle-income households earning $55,000 to $100,000.  It offers 40 actions based on existing municipal powers to achieve its goals. It also proposes establishing interim city-wide housing targets for market rental and affordable ownership of
35 per cent based on those in the Region of Peel Official Plan.
The 40 actions emphasize the importance of making full use of the tools the City has at its disposal. The City can create a supportive environment for affordable housing through actions such as making lands development ready and preserving rental housing. The actions also reflect the importance of working in partnership with senior levels of government and the Region of Peel to achieve system reforms and realize the goals.
As next steps, the City will host a Housing Forum in spring 2017 to share the draft strategy with the public for their comments.  City staff will present the final strategy to Council later in 2017.  For more information about the draft strategy, please visit www.mississauga.ca/affordablehousingprogram

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