AMO responded with a submission to the regulatory posting concerning Ontario Regulation 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 about new requirements for community housing including service agreements, service levels and access. The proposed changes will have a significant impact for years to come with financial implications.

Our view is that the regulations should follow in the spirit of the enabling legislative framework by maximizing local flexibility and not be overly prescriptive with significantly new requirements and rules that would increase administrative burden and additional costs. A new focus on outcomes, consistent with local Housing and Homelessness Plans, should be adopted as much as possible, as soon as possible with future regulatory development.