Affordable Housing Waitlist At All-Time High

Over Three Thousand Households on County Waitlist Alone

A record-breaking report out today, but not a record that needs breaking. The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association says there were 171,360 Ontario households on a waitlist for affordable housing in the province last year, claiming the average wait time is four years. A report presented to the Simcoe County committee of the whole last night indicates there were 3,087 households on the county waitlist, up from 2,921 the year before, with a wait time of three years. Last year, the county approved their 10-year Affordable Housing strategy, that calls for increasing the supply of housing units by over 2,600.