04/14/2015


Minister Ted McMeekin, Municipal Affairs and Housing, released details today on how the Province will be moving forward to update Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy.

The provincial Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy (LTAHS) aims to improve access to safe, affordable housing leading to better outcomes for individuals and families that contributes to Ontario’s economy.

Consultation on the strategy will focus on four key themes on how to achieve:

1.    A sustainable supply of affordable housing
2.    A fair system of housing assistance
3.    Coordinated and accessible support services
4.    Effective use of evidence and best practices.
 
The government’s consultation period will end July 3, 2015.  Municipal councils are encouraged to make a submission as part of these consultations so that municipal concerns and issues from across the province are heard by the government.

AMO will be developing a comprehensive response through AMO’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Task Force as advice to the AMO Board of Directors.

Please visit the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affair’s website to access the consultation document and information on how to make a submission.
 
To provide your input to inform AMO’s submission, please contact AMO staff.