The Ford PC Government is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing to all Ontarians
When our communities’ most vulnerable have access to housing and a full suite of social services, they have a greater ability to lift themselves out of poverty and eventually find employment.
- Over a four-phase period, the Ford PC Government has committed up to $9.9 million in operating and capital costs for affordable housing and homeless programs in the Thunder Bay district.
- Phase 1 – 1.1 million – operating costs
- Phase 2 – 2. 9 million – capital costs
- $1.14 million to Matawa Training and Wellness Centre
- $800,000 to Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
- $438,300 to Matawa Family Crisis Shelter
- $231,000 to Grace Place
- $195,000 to The Urban Abbey
- $77,000 to Marjorie House
- $52,000 to the John Howard Society
- Phase 3 – 3.2 million – operating costs
- Phase 4 – 2.7 million – capital costs to create 31 new transitional supportive housing units
- We have invested over $1 billion in affordable housing and homelessness prevention during Covid19.
- Implemented new processes at the Landlord and Tenant Board to address delays, including developing an Advance Resolution Request form to help quickly resolve uncomplicated matters that do not require a hearing.
- Ontario is reducing the red tape and regulations to speed-up approvals for new housing.
- Increasing the Non-Resident Speculation Tax rate to 20% ensures that housing remains available and affordable to Ontario residents.
- Increased tenant compensation for bad faith evictions and increased fines for illegal rent increases.
“As a ten-year board member and current Vice-Chair of the Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB), I have witnessed the difference these investments make in the lives of people in our region.” – Kevin Holland