NEW! Draft Housing Policies

We have added another set of draft policies related to housing for you to review and provide us with some feedback by May 6, 2022.

Housing is a source of much conversation in Waterloo Region. As a Region, we are committed to making housing affordable for all. To meet this commitment, it is important that we consider the various needs of our current and future residents.

These proposed draft housing policies are a first attempt at how we see the policies being included into the ROP, but we want your thoughts on if you think we're on the right track, if you think we should make some revisions, or if you think we need to go in another direction. The draft housing policies touch on areas such as affordable housing targets (rental and ownership), advocacy for rental tenure zoning, inclusionary zoning, gentle intensification and "missing middle" housing, and supporting the Region's clean energy transition and equitable climate action.

We also have some Housing virtual display boards that we hope will provide you with some context on what these policies do, why we need to include them in the ROP. A PDF version of the draft housing holicies virtual display boards are also available to the right, in the Document Library.

If you'd like to chat with regional staff about any of the draft policies, or if you have any questions about the process going forward, please feel free to reach out to us at and we would be happy to set up a virtual meeting time. Or if you would like to submit any specific thoughts or comments on the proposed draft housing policies, please take a few minutes to complete the Housing Policies comment form.

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