(Source: The National Post)
Toronto yesterday unveiled a 10-year, 67-point affordable housing plan to help up to 260,000 households currently struggling to make ends meet. The $484-million-a-year strategy is a response to federal and provincial government requests for cities to spell out their priorities for funding.
Toronto’s framework encompasses everyone from the homeless to families interested in home ownership. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (York West), chair of the city’s affordable housing committee, called the blueprint “precedent-setting.” His vision includes bringing affordable dwellings – be it shelters, community housing or seniors residences – to all corners of Toronto and end the segregation that has resulted in the exlusion of low-income people to the fringes.
Read the full article by Allison Hanes “City unveils 10-year affordable housing plan” in the National Post (May 13 2009).