03/24/2011

Considerations for Moving Towards a New Housing System in Ontario. AMO Presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.
Bill 140 turns the page on an era of housing and delivery that just did not make sense. This Bill has the potential to deliver on much of what we asked for a decade ago, save and accept for sustainable funding when the funding and delivery of social housing was downloaded to municipalities.

For AMO, the commitment achieved through the 2008 Provincial Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review agreement, to upload social assistance was a significant achievement. While social housing costs did not make their way in to the Agreement, a new approach for a delivery system did. This was well received by municipalities as an opportunity to address local issues and needs, and to potentially find efficiencies in administration and delivery.