The need for affordable housing in
Ontario is growing. Vacancy rates in many communities are dropping, make it
difficult for Ontarians to find rental housing that they can afford. As a
result, waiting lists for social housing, which is geared to tenants’ income,
are growing in almost every community. Right now, there are more than 168,000
households waiting for a home they can afford.
At the same time, the social housing that’s been built over the past 60 years needs to be repaired and, in
some cases, replaced. This housing is a valuable community asset – it must be
preserved so that it can continue to help people earning low and moderate incomes.