Support ACORN’s Inclusionary zoning amendment!

For 8 years ACORN members across Ontario have been fighting for Inclusive zoning, a way for municipalities to use their development regulation and approval process to have private developers provide some affordable housing in all (or nearly all) market projects. On Tuesday Liberal MPP Peter Milczyn introduced a private member bill 39 – Planning Statute Law Amendment  Act, 2014 –  that included a long needed fix to the Planning Act that would enable municipalities to move forward with needed mandatory inclusionary zoning by-laws.  See ACORN Canada’s report 

We need you to send the Premier a message today telling her to support the Inclusionary amendment in Private Member Bill 39. The fact that this came as a Liberal private members bill and not a government bill shows Wynne may be more beholden to developers than the people of Ontario who are desperate for affordable housing.

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Ontario is in desperate need of more affordable housing and Inclusive Zoning will be one way to help achieve this. 

  • The demand for affordable housing has been on a steady rise since 2006.
  • Ontario’s affordable housing wait list has climbed to over 165,000 households.
  • More than 624,000 Ontario households were in “core housing need” in 2010, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest available data. Households that spend more than 30 percent of their pre-tax income on rent are generally considered to be in core housing need.

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Click here to see the ACORN Canada report

More on Inclusionary Zoning
Inclusionary housing programs are a mechanism for municipalities to use their development regulation and approval process to have private developers provide some affordable in all (or nearly all) market projects. These programs represent a new way of providing affordable housing. They do not depend upon financial subsidies from senior government. They rely upon the incentives available through the regulatory and approval process to support the provision of affordable housing. Inclusionary housing programs do not and cannot replace the social housing programs. They serve a different type and range of housing needs, and both are critically needed.

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Marva Burnett
President, ACORN Canada

acorncanada.org

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