City seeks input on affordable housing strategy!
Guelph, ON, February 1, 2016 – Residents are invited to participate in one of two City-hosted public meetings on February 9 to review and validate Guelph’s draft directions for affordable housing.
“The City has a role to play in ensuring affordable housing is available for Guelph residents,” explains Joan Jylanne, senior policy planner. “We are asking for community input to inform an affordable housing strategy that supports secure affordable, private sector housing for low- and moderate-income households.”
Registration for the public meetings is required by February 4 at guelph.ca/housing by clicking on the Affordable Housing button. For registration assistance, call Madeleine Myhill at 519-837-5616 extension 2459.
For those unable to attend, an online feedback form will be available on guelph.ca from February 8 to 22.
Affordable Housing Strategy public meeting
Staff and representatives from the City of Guelph
Room 112, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph
Tuesday, February 9
1:30-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.
For more information:
Joan Jylanne, Senior Policy Planner
519-822-1260 extension 2519
One response to “We Need Your Feedback on Affordable Housing in #Guelph!”
The ‘head’s up’ went out on Feb 3, for the deadline next day.
It’s so incredibly easy to think Guelph isn’t serious on the issue. Meantime many Cdn cities are taking the issue very seriously, many through creative rezoning to involve the private sector, like Toronto’s CRE zoning, or Vancouver’s remarkable triple usage zoning (Light industrial, commercial and residential all in the same building, let lone zone) and US cities decades ahead of Canada.
See: Engines of Opportunity – New York City Council – NYC.gov
council.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/NYEO.pdf There’s a whole chapter in the report devoted to triple zoning, and examples of other US cities doing same.
But of course, it’s written in cogent English, very difficult for Guelphites to understand.
How’s that Storm doing, eh?