Monday, January 11, 2016

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City Council Outcome
Consultation on potential exemptions to the moratorium

City Council Outcome

On September 15, 2015 the project team took the Realizing Housing Potential Housing Roadmaps to Executive Committee (Item 6.13). At that meeting, Executive Committee extended the non-market housing investment pause (also called the moratorium) for one more year (until November 1, 2016). They also directed the project team to provide a report on criteria for positive exemptions from the moratorium.

The extension of the moratorium puts a hold on implementing some of the actions contained in the Realizing Housing Potential Roadmaps as the investment pause applies to all city-funding for all types of non-market housing (for example affordable home ownership projects and affordable seniors projects). The outcome of the report on potential exemptions from the moratorium will provide direction on what recommendations developed through Realizing Housing Potential will be implemented.

Consultation on potential exemptions to the moratorium

To complete the report on potential exemptions from the moratorium, we are looking to engage in a number of activities to allow stakeholders to provide input. This consultation will build on the input received through Realizing Housing Potential. 

The opportunities to provide input include:

  • you can complete an online survey (available until January 24, 2015);
  • if you represent a community group and would like to provide the perspective of your organization, you can complete the form available on the RHP project page (available until January 24, 2015);
  • if your group would like to meet with the project team in person to give your perspective, please contact us using the contact information at the bottom of this newsletter.

Two backgrounders have been prepared to provide relevant background information on this initiative: Non-Market Housing Investment Pause Backgrounder and the Affordable Housing Backgrounder.

Past Engagement

If you would like to read what was said through the Realizing Housing Potential engagement process; please visit the public engagement page and/or read the What We Heard Report.
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