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We support Peel Region’s plan to increase affordable housing and prevent chronic homelessness.


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The Housing Development team, in Housing Services:

Types of affordable housing we build

We build and support different types of affordable housing across Peel. These types of affordable housing support a range of resident needs and circumstances from emergency short-term and transitional stays to long-term rentals.

Select each of the following housing types to get an overview and details about how our work is addressing the need.


Emergency shelter

A facility designed to meet the immediate needs of people who are homeless. These shelters usually have minimal eligibility criteria, offer shared sleeping facilities and amenities. They may offer food, clothing, or other services. Some emergency shelters allow people to stay on an ongoing basis, while others are short term and are set up to respond to special circumstances, such as extreme weather.

The Queen Street Brampton Youth Shelter and Peel Family Shelter are examples of emergency shelters.


Transitional housing

Refers to supportive, yet temporary type of accommodation that is meant to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing by offering structure, supervision, support, housing planning etc. The housing offered is temporary and residents can only stay in the housing for a set amount of time, usually 1 to 2 years in Peel.

Armagh House and 5 Rutherford Rd S. are examples of transitional housing.


Supportive housing

Affordable and accessible residential accommodation that provides individual-based support and services so residents can live independently. This can include assistance with activities of daily living or medical care, and other community-based support.

Peel Manor Seniors Rental Building and Lakeshore Lofts are examples of supportive housing.


Seniors’ housing

Housing for adults 65 years or older.

Peel Manor Seniors Rental Building and Mayfield Seniors Apartments are examples of seniors housing.


Affordable rental

Rental housing, as defined by the Provincial Policy Statement, is considered affordable as being the least expensive of the following 2 calculations:

  • a rental unit where the rent does not exceed 30% of the gross annual household income*; or
  • a rental unit where the rent is at or below the average market rent of a unit in the regional market area.

*gross income is used for non Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) applicants and/units, while RGI applications are based on net family income.

5 Rutherford Rd S, Mayfield Family Site, Chelsea Gardens, East Avenue redevelopment project, Brightwater, BBCFR Ltd., and 360 City Centre Drive are examples of affordable rental housing.

Our project process

Other information

In 2018, the Peel's Housing and Homelessness Plan (PHHP) was developed as a 10-year plan to make affordable housing available and prevent homelessness for all Peel residents. The Housing Master Plan was created as a key action of PHHP, endorsed by Regional Council on July 11, 2019.

Given the affordability crisis and escalating pressures on affordable housing development, Regional Council approved Peel Community Housing Development Program which replaced the existing HMP with a service level/target of 12 projects or 1,444 new units/beds.

The Peel Affordable Rental Incentives Program is directly linked to pillar 3 of the PHHP, maximize planning tools and incentives. Through this program, we’ll award funding to successful applicants to build middle and low-income rental housing in Peel region.

We also support other affordable housing projects including third-party developments.

Our projects contribute to Regional Council’s vision for a Community for Life. Our aim is to create affordable housing that helps generate sustainable, complete communities that embrace the following principles:

  • We take pride in building not only affordable housing, but sustainable and inclusive communities, and creating homes that give residents stability, peace of mind, and safety.
  • Mixed-income buildings: at least 40% of the units are offered at rental rates less than 60% of the average market rent. This creates a mixed-income and financially viable project.
  • We design new housing with our residents in mind, including increased accessibility, and the needs of vulnerable populations, seniors, families and individuals.
  • We design new housing to be resilient, energy efficient, and to reduce greenhouse gases, supporting Peel's Climate Change Master Plan.
  • Easy access to services is as important as having a suitable place to live. This means creating affordable housing in well-developed neighbourhoods with proximity to schools, green space, transit, and other amenities.
  • Peel Region’s affordable housing buildings have indoor and outdoor amenities as well as community spaces to foster well-being, connectedness, and enhanced quality of life for residents.
  • We collaborate with private and non-profit organizations, the development community, our local municipalities, and our partners at the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada to foster successful working relationships.

Together we can build affordable, sustainable, and inclusive neighbourhoods. Email us