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

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Housing development manages development of affordable housing on Region of Peel and Peel Housing Corporation sites from initial concept to building completion. We work through feasibility, land management, pre-development, planning, design, and managing construction, to initiating the rental application process for residents.

We've completed several successful projects and continue to deliver affordable housing by working with the community and our stakeholders. We provide opportunities for community partners to build safe, affordable housing that fit into Peel neighbourhoods.

We support non-profit and private developers who are creating new affordable housing in Peel. We recently launched the Peel Affordable Rental Incentives Program to provide funding to successful applicants to build middle-income rental housing.

We also lead the implementation of the Housing Master Plan, a fundamental component of Peel's 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan. This long-term capital infrastructure plan guides the development of affordable housing on Region of Peel and Peel Housing Corporation sites. The plan's goal is to add more than 5,650 new affordable rental units including 226 supportive and 60 emergency shelter beds to the housing stock in Peel by 2034.

Learn about our work in 2021

For more details refer to our 2021 annual update.

The types of affordable housing we build

We build and support different types of affordable housing across the Region of 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
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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
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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
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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'
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Seniors’ housing

Housing for adults 65 years or older.

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

Affordable
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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.

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