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For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2015
 
 

Peel Community Collaborates on Affordable Housing Solutions - Celebrating National Housing Day, Nov. 22, 2015

This is the second of two articles from the Region of Peel in celebration of National Housing Day, November 22, 2015.

See first article: News Release: November 19,  2015: (Recognizing National Housing Day, Nov. 22 - Join the Conversation About Peel's Affordable Housing Needs)

Celebrating National Housing Day draws our attention to the need of many people in our communities for affordable housing and the supports they need to make housing sustainable.

Many families in Peel receive affordable housing supports through continuous community efforts to address housing needs:

  • $125 million – Regional Council’s investment (together with other levels of government) into the Housing System Investment Framework which will increase housing stock, build individual and family capacity, and support an integrated system to support housing needs
  • 19,603 - units/homes/beds in Peel - providing subsidized and market rental units, emergency shelter and transitional housing (includes Peel Living, the Region’s non housing company and community-based units)
  • 7,639 - number of affordable rental apartments and townhouses owned by the Region and Peel Living, the Region’s not-for-profit housing provider
  • 552 - number of emergency shelter beds in Peel (Region and community owned)
  • 146 - number of transitional housing beds in Peel
  • 13,131 – total housing subsidies provided by the Region

By working together to address Peel’s housing needs, the Region and community partners in the non-profit and private sectors are increasing their collective impacts by leveraging each other’s strengths to develop innovative and creative housing solutions. We have a 10-year Peel Housing and Homelessness plan with a goal that everyone has a home and homelessness is eliminated:

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The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Juliet Jackson
Director, Strategic Planning, Policy and Partnerships
Human Services, Region of Peel
905-793-9200, ext. 6741


David Hodkin
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4674


Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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www.peelregion.ca

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