Increase Affordable Housing
Outcome: Reduced time to placement for Victims of Family Violence and Choice-Based applicants.
Measurement: Length of time to placement by segment
An increasing number of households in Peel are facing challenges with affordable housing due to rapid demographic and economic changes.This has caused a growing number of people to apply for subsidized housing through the Centralized Housing Wait List and increasingly long waits for housing. As the Service System Manager for housing in Peel, the Region of Peel is addressing this gap by focusing on reducing the time applicants spend on the Centralized Housing Wait List. The focus on the Centralized Wait List has highlighted the challenges people experience with this approach to service delivery and the need to explore new options to support Peel residents.
In 2017, we:
- Received Regional Council approval for the development and purchase of 323 new affordable rental units.
- Assisted 85 participants who received a Portable Housing Benefit through the provincially-funded "Survivors of Domestic Violence" pilot program who moved into housing faster through the use of portable rent supplements.
- Invested $24M in state of good repair and energy efficiencies in social housing to help maintain existing stock.