Region Surpasses Year Three Goal for Affordable Housing Plan

Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2023

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo announced it surpassed its year three building goal for its Building Better Futures plan, as it recognized National Housing Day with community partners in Cambridge today. It also highlighted individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to support community members to achieve their housing goals and improve their quality of life.

The Region announced an updated dashboard of its affordable housing plan, Building Better Futures. The 2023 dashboard now shows 2,350 total new affordable units. Of these, 195 are supportive housing units in development and 301 are already occupied supportive housing units. In total, 1,307 homes are already occupied to date.

“We are facing a housing crisis in our community and across the country,” said Regional Chair Karen Redman. “The Region and its partners are prioritizing more affordable housing options. The 2,350 affordable homes currently in development demonstrate our commitment through action. We are working to make housing affordable for all because communities thrive when everyone has a place to call home.”

This year’s theme was Homes for all: a portrait of the housing continuum. The event featured keynote speakers, a speaker’s panel, awards, and networking opportunities that included community organizations and partners discussing the housing continuum and possible solutions.

November 22 is recognized as National Housing Day across Canada to highlight the importance of access to housing. 

 

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