Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy
Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy sets out a roadmap focused on addressing Ontario’s housing needs by:
- Creating a flexible, community-centred approach that puts people first and offers the best path toward building healthy, strong communities; and,
- Transforming the existing system, to allow for better use of current resources and better outcomes for those in housing need.
Updating the strategy
The government is currently updating the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to reflect new research and best practices. We are reviewing input we’ve received through consultations with the public, other ministries, non-profits, community groups and the private sector.
In 2015, the government established an Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness. The Panel was asked to provide practical input on definitions and data collection methods related to homelessness, and provide advice on developing a new target related to homelessness. The Panel presented its final report to government, A Place to Call Home, which will help support a solid foundation for evidence-based housing and homelessness prevention policies, and inform the government’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update.
About the strategy
- Read an overview of the current strategy
- Download a printer-friendly version of the current strategy (PDF)
About the legislation
- Housing Services Act, 2011 (e-Law)
For Service Managers
- Visit this site for more resources.
- Read the Ontario Housing Policy Statement (PDF), which provides additional policy context and direction to Service Managers to support the development of local housing and homelessness plans.
Contact us to learn more about Ontario’s affordable housing and homelessness programs