Residents invited to help create options for more affordable housing
The City of Richmond Hill is asking for public input as it develops a new strategy to address current and future housing needs in the community.
I believe that one of the most pressing issues for most GTA communities at this time is affordability of housing for our residents. We know there are significant challenges faced by many looking to purchase or rent a home in Richmond Hill. The Affordable Housing Strategy will focus on middle-income households, and will consider a variety of options to increase the supply of attainable housing in the private housing market. This could include regulation, permitting secondary suites (basement apartments), financial incentives for new construction and/or renovations, and more.
When complete in 2021, the Affordable Housing Strategy will provide guidance and tools for the City to work in partnership with the building and development sector, as well as the not for profit sector and other levels of government, to create more affordable choices for residents in Richmond Hill. Recommendations from the Strategy will also inform future decisions related to the City’s Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law which are presently under review.
The City is seeking your feedback on options to create more affordable housing choices in Richmond Hill. An online survey will be available starting November 6 at at RichmondHill.ca/AHS
Also there will be a virtual Affordable Housing Strategy Public Open House related to this subject on November 5th. Preregistration is required and all the details can be found by clicking here.