Housing Target and Pledge

I received a letter from Minister Clark asking the Town of Aurora to show its commitment to increasing housing supply. The Minister wants us to do two things:

“Today, I am asking the Town of Aurora to demonstrate its commitment to accelerate housing supply by:

  • Identifying a locally appropriate Housing Target (i.e., new housing units) to meet current and future housing needs in your municipality to 2031; and
  • developing a Municipal Housing Pledge to increase and accelerate housing supply.”

We know there’s a housing crisis in our region, and it’s important for all municipalities, big or small, to work together to solve this problem. I’m grateful that the Minister has given Aurora the chance to choose a housing target that fits our town’s unique qualities. We want to help solve the housing crisis while still keeping our town’s special identity and growing in a sustainable way.

To make this happen, I’ve suggested a motion for our staff to develop a Housing Pledge that suits our town’s needs. This will allow us to stand with other municipalities in our commitment to do our part.

While we focus on building more houses quickly, we must also make sure to prioritize infrastructure projects. It’s important that our communities have the right infrastructure in place to support the expected growth.

I’m excited to work with Council and the Province to achieve real results for our community. Together, we can tackle the housing challenges and create a bright future for Aurora.


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