Affordable and Attainable Housing
This is particularly true in rural areas and is a growing and worrisome trend as the pandemic has continued to evolve, driving more residents away from urban areas and into rural communities.
Homelessness is also a growing issue in rural areas across Southwestern Ontario and requires a solution from a municipal-provincial-federal perspective.
As confirmed by the Workforce Strategy, the Western Ontario region requires 173,000 new housing units by 2041. The WOWC’s strategy for attainable housing consists of five primary areas: model policies, developer interactions, a resource centre, rental programs, and overall program promotion/marketing.