Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan
The Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan (2018-2028) sets the renewed direction for the work of the Region and its partners.
Together, we’re working to achieve two outcomes:
- Make affordable housing available to all Peel residents, and,
- Prevent homelessness in Peel.
We completed a needs assessment to understand the challenges Peel residents face in obtaining affordable housing.
We identified that we need 2,000 new units of affordable housing for low-income and middle-income households each year to address population growth needs to 2028.
Our strategies will help people to get and keep housing through development of new affordable housing and maintain existing units, and addressing homelessness.
Meeting our goals will require policy and funding support from both the government of Ontario and Canada. The participation of landlords, non-profit housing providers, private sector developers, residents and community organizations will also be critical.
Our five strategies describe how we will work with all our partners to achieve our outcomes:
- Transform Service
Prevent homelessness and match people with the right services.
- Build More Affordable Housing
Increase capacity for affordable housing development and reduce the cost of development.
- Provide Incentives to Build Affordable Housing
Encourage development of affordable rental and home ownership through a targeted program of tools and incentives.
- Optimize Existing Stock
Maintain existing social and affordable stock and leverage existing private stock to create more and different types of affordable housing.
- Increase Supportive Housing
Expand the supply of supportive housing and provide supports to existing tenants.
Read the full Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan (PDF).
Regional Council set 4 priorities for 2019-2020 to increase affordable housing and address homelessness.
Plans include optimizing public and private stock to create a variety of new housing. The Region is also working with Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga to create incentives to boost private and non-profit sector partnerships to build affordable housing. As well, a new service delivery model is being developed to make it easier for people to get the services they need to get and keep housing, including diverting people from shelters into permanent housing. The 4 priorities are:
- Transform Service - design new service delivery model to better match people with the right services to get and keep housing.
- Private Housing Stock Strategy - encourage developers, landlords and homeowners to create more housing with enabling tools.
- Housing Master Plan - identify Regional and Peel Housing Corporation (PHC) properties for redevelopment based on greatest need feasibility and affordability to redevelop.
- Housing Incentives Pilot - implement a pilot project ($2.7 million) with financial and non-financial incentives to private and non-profit sectors to build more affordable housing.
View the Housing and Homelessness Support page for more about our work to make affordable housing available to all residents and to prevent homelessness.
Email Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan if you have any questions.