Inclusionary Zoning Bill Passes Third Reading

Yesterday, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act passed third reading. The bill allows municipalities to implement inclusionary zoning. Other highlights of the legislation include:

  • Making secondary suites such as above-garage apartments or basement units in new homes less costly to build, by exempting them from development charges
  • Giving local service managers more choice in how they deliver and administer social housing programs and services
  • Strengthening tenant rights by preventing unnecessary evictions from social housing
  • Gathering data about homelessness in Ontario by requiring service managers to conduct local enumeration of those who are homeless in their communities

For more:

Backgrounder: Promoting Affordable Housing Act 

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