05 Jun InvestStratford, City Of Stratford Launch Campaign To Support Attainable Housing
The City of Stratford and investStratford continue to move forward with a project aimed at supporting the creation of attainable housing in the city. The project encourages private sector investment into housing within the community, while also identifying projects and initiatives that may be implemented by the municipality to assist in housing availability and attainability.
Following approval from City Council at its regular meeting May 8, 2023, the Stratford Attainable Housing Project will proceed with a three-pronged approach. That will include a draft Community Incentive Toolkit, a pilot housing project to advance City-owned land for housing, and an information and awareness campaign to inspire community action on housing featuring stories from citizens of Stratford experiencing the housing crisis first-hand.
The draft Community Incentive Toolkit provides guidance and resources for developers, builders, and community organizations to help encourage and incentivize the creation of attainable housing in Stratford.
The pilot housing project will use City-owned land to support the development of attainable housing through either the sale of the land or a private-public partnership. And an information campaign will help raise awareness and inspire action on housing.
Previously announced by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the project is funded through the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program to the City of Stratford and investStratford.
Visit www.investstratford.com/attainable for more information about the project, and how the community can take action to support attainable housing.