Affordable Housing Strategy

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The City of Kitchener recognizes the importance of strong and diverse neighbourhoods where residents can grow and thrive. As a vibrant and caring community, we’re taking steps to make housing more affordable in our city so Kitchener can be an even better place for everyone to call home. A key action from our Corporate Strategic Plan is to create a caring community through the development of an Affordable Housing Strategy.

In collaboration with the Region of Waterloo, community groups and the development industry, the city is currently in the beginning stages of developing an Affordable Housing Strategy aimed at addressing challenges to housing affordability in Kitchener across the housing continuum. As demand for housing in our city increases, we’re working to find solutions that will encourage a broader range of housing options and increase the supply of affordable housing opportunities available.

Over the next year, an advisory committee made up of city councillors, members of the public community partners, development industry professionals, academics, city staff and regional housing staff, will help inform the strategy. As part of the scope of this project, Kitchener residents will also have the opportunity to provide input through online and in-person consultations to shape decision-making that will have a significant, positive impact on housing in our community.

The City of Kitchener recognizes the importance of strong and diverse neighbourhoods where residents can grow and thrive. As a vibrant and caring community, we’re taking steps to make housing more affordable in our city so Kitchener can be an even better place for everyone to call home. A key action from our Corporate Strategic Plan is to create a caring community through the development of an Affordable Housing Strategy.

In collaboration with the Region of Waterloo, community groups and the development industry, the city is currently in the beginning stages of developing an Affordable Housing Strategy aimed at addressing challenges to housing affordability in Kitchener across the housing continuum. As demand for housing in our city increases, we’re working to find solutions that will encourage a broader range of housing options and increase the supply of affordable housing opportunities available.

Over the next year, an advisory committee made up of city councillors, members of the public community partners, development industry professionals, academics, city staff and regional housing staff, will help inform the strategy. As part of the scope of this project, Kitchener residents will also have the opportunity to provide input through online and in-person consultations to shape decision-making that will have a significant, positive impact on housing in our community.

  • The Draft Housing Strategy survey is now live

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    25 September, 2020
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    The survey for Phase 4 of the Housing Strategy is now available for your input. Fill out our 15 minute survey to provide your feedback on the Draft Housing Strategy. Prior to answering the survey please read and review the Draft Housing Strategy by either downloading it from the documents section on the Engage page or by clicking here.

    Please visit Kitchener.ca/AffordableHousing for the most up-to-date project information, documents and reports. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • The Draft Housing Strategy is now available

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    On August 31, 2020 Kitchener City Council received the first Draft Housing Strategy (DSD-20-108). Information on upcoming engagement opportunities for this phase of the project will available shortly.

    Visit Kitchener.ca/AffordableHousing for the most up-to-date project information, documents and reports.

  • Thank you for Participating: The Issues and Options Survey is now closed.

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    The Phase 3: Issues and Options survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who participated!

    A summary of the survey results can be found here. Future engagement opportunities for Phase 4 will be announced shortly.

    Please visit Kitchener.ca/AffordableHousing for the most up-to-date project information, documents and reports. We look forward to hearing from you!