Housing Support

We lead service planning and management of housing with a focus on policy and service integration. We work to achieve affordable, sustainable and accessible housing stock. Our aim is that individuals and households demonstrate a positive improvement as a result of housing options.

Service Outcome

Residents in need have access to a range of housing options in Peel.

2017 Performance

Provided 11,380 Housing subsidies.1

Regional Council approved 323 new affordable rental units.

On average, 842 people were taken off the wait list and placed into subsidized housing each year.2

Invested $24 million in Social Housing, including $7.8 million to improve energy efficiency.

The Region of Peel's Focus on Increasing Affordable Housing

The need for affordable housing continues to impact growing numbers of households in Peel, making it a priority of Regional Council to increase housing options for Peel residents. About 70% of low-income households and 30% of middle income households are living in housing that is unaffordable. A low vacancy rate of 1% has driven the average monthly residential rent up to $1,175, and many are finding it challenging to find and retain housing. In 2017, there were nearly 15,000 visits to Regionally owned emergency homeless shelters.

The Region of Peel is implementing a number of key strategies to address these critical needs. A total of 989 new units are being developed with combined Federal, Provincial and Regional funding, and public and private stock are  being optimized to create a variety of new housing. In addition, the Region of Peel is collaborating with Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga to create incentives to boost private sector partnerships to build affordable housing. Services are being better coordinated to divert people from shelters, into permanent housing.

1 Includes Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Units and Rent Supplements.

2 Average over the last 15 years (2003-2017).