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Regional Council has identified the need to increase affordable housing options in Peel.

These actions include:

In 2018, the Region completed the Peel Housing Needs Assessment through a collaborative approach. As a result of the Needs Assessment, the 2018 Housing and Homelessness Plan (PHHP) (PDF) and the 2018 Housing Strategy (PDF) were developed.

The Housing Strategy is a technical document that outlines strategies and planning tools available to the Region to increase the supply of affordable housing in Peel. The strategy will be used to create and implement policies, programs and initiatives.

The Housing Strategy has four major components:

Learn more about how the Region of Peel is making housing more accessible, diverse, and affordable.

Peel 2051 Housing Focus Area

The housing focus area will introduce new and updated policies with the key objective of increasing affordable housing supply. These policies will respond to the 2018 Housing Strategy, reflect the research in the Affordable Housing Background Paper, and align with Provincial drivers including the Growth Plan, 2019, the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 (PPS, 2020) and the Planning Act. Policy outcomes will include:

Next Steps:

Recently, the draft housing policies were updated to reflect the comments received during the virtual Fall 2020 consultation sessions and to include policies to support local municipalities in implementing Inclusionary Zoning. A draft Inclusionary Zoning Feasibility Analysis and draft update to the Regional Housing Strategy were included in April 2021 Planning and Growth Management Committee staff report. Regional staff will continue to work with the local municipalities, stakeholders and the public to finalize the draft policies and advance important housing objectives.

Supporting Documents and Resources:

Affordable Housing Incentives Pilot Program:

The need for low and middle-income affordable rental housing was identified through the PHHP, Housing Needs Assessment and local municipal housing strategies. As a part of the PHHP and in alignment with Regional policies, the Region of Peel developed an Affordable Housing Incentives Pilot Program focused on addressing middle-income needs. The 2021 program is now closed and staff are currently implementing Regional Council direction, which includes undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the Pilot Program.

Learn more:

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4963.