Following up on yesterday's theme of affordable housing, I share this article from The Record on Kitchener's affordable housing strategy. The article states, "the strategy, to be crafted over the next year and a half, will spell out Kitchener's housing priorities and a plan of the actions the city can take to boost the supply of affordable housing." An advisory committee made up of staff, councillors, development industry representatives, and residents will help shape the creation of the strategy over the next 18 months.
I'm excited to see the city recognize the important role it can play in addressing our lack of affordable housing. Last year when I was campaigning, this issue was discussed often. In fact, I wrote a post about how we should create a "citizens' committee on housing" so residents could have more of a say in the types of housing developments to be built in our city. You can read more about those ideas in my post from last Fall.
I look forward to seeing this team put together and hearing about their progress as Kitchener looks to take a bigger role in affordable housing issues. #365ofgoodWR