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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 affordable housing at the Region of Peel (PDF).

Peel 2041+ 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. An update on the Peel 2041+ workplan through the December 10, 2020 Peel Council staff report also included a brief update on the status of Peel’s inclusionary zoning framework, which is a new policy tool that requires a portion of new housing development in specified areas to include affordable housing, and remain affordable over time. 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 Strategy 3 of the PHHP (Provide incentives to build affordable housing) and in alignment with draft ROP policy, the Region of Peel is developing a draft Affordable Housing Incentives Pilot Program focused on addressing middle-income needs.

Learn more:

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4299.