Region Recognizes National Housing Day

Posted on Tuesday November 22, 2022

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo recognized National Housing Day today at its Building Communities Together event to celebrate the important work of community housing partners across the region.

“Non-profit and co-op housing providers play a vital role in our community,” said Regional Chair Karen Redman. “Not only do they provide affordable housing for thousands of residents, but also they offer a wide range of programs and opportunities for tenants to participate in creating community. This year, we are highlighting the amazing work that they do to build communities together and to ensure that everyone in Waterloo Region has a place to call home.”

The Region also announced it will surpass its year two goal in an updated forecast of its Building Better Futures plan. The 2022 forecast now shows 1,154 total new affordable homes  in 2022 with 948 new homes in development. Of these, 247 will be supportive homes and 206 homes will be occupied by the end of the year.

The event was held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo and included speakers from the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, as well as a lived experience guest speaker, among others. Several awards were also presented to recognize outstanding contributions to community housing.  

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

 

 

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