The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Feedback requested on draft Durham Housing Plan

WHITBY, ON February 13, 2014 – Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on "At Home in Durham, the draft Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024"—a single vision to address housing-related issues in Durham Region. Information gathered from community consultations (received via an online survey and community outreach sessions) helped to build the foundation for this draft plan.

WHEN:

"At Home in Durham, the draft Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024" is available for public feedback on the Region's website until March 14.

WHERE:

Visit www.durham.ca/housingreview to view the draft plan, provide feedback, or obtain more information about this project.

HOW:

Feedback can be submitted via an online comment form by email to housingreview@durham.ca; or by mail to:

The Regional Municipality of Durham
c/o Housing Services Division, Social Services Department
605 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3

WHY:

Building upon the Durham Housing Review, "At Home in Durham, the draft Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024" will address the challenges and opportunities in providing suitable and affordable housing options that meet the needs of all of Durham's current and future residents.

The plan sets out the Region's direction for housing during the next 10 years—including an assessment of current and future housing needs; and the goals and actions to meet the diverse range of these needs. It provides a description of anticipated outcomes, and how progress is to be measured as Durham Region works to implement its plan.

NOTE:

The Region has also released its fifth Housing Review Background Report, entitled "Community Consultations." This report outlines the public consultation process used to develop the draft plan, as well as the input received during this process.

Residents are encouraged to review this report, as it may provide context for their comments. This background report, and the previous four in the series, can be accessed at www.durham.ca/housingreview.

In addition to being available online, copies of "At Home in Durham, the draft Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024" and the fifth background report can be obtained from the Housing Services Division (located on the first floor of Regional Headquarters, 605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby).

Following public feedback and mandatory comment from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, "At Home in Durham, the draft Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024" will be submitted to Regional Council for final approval. The approved plan is expected to be completed by May 2014.

 

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