Ontario Passes Legislation to Create More Affordable Housing for Families

Ontario Ministry of Housing

Yesterday, Ontario passed legislation that will increase access to affordable housing for families across the province and modernize the social housing system.

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The Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 amends four acts to help increase the supply of affordable housing and modernize social housing.Ontario announced its update to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy in March 2016. The update focuses on making housing programs more people-centred and coordinated, and provides municipalities with flexibility to meet local needs through tools like inclusionary zoning.