Ontario’s Goal Is To Create 1.5 Million New Units By 2031 Under More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022
BRAMPTON: The City of Brampton has launched its Municipal Brampton Housing Pledge outlining the City’s commitment to the province’s goal of achieving 1.5 million new housing units by 2031, with the specific municipal target of 113,000 new homes.
This pledge demonstrates the City’s commitment to unlocking more housing, streamlined development approvals, removal of barriers, and accelerated planning in support of the province’s housing target. Brampton’s Housing Pledge provides information on the many ongoing and planned City initiatives supporting growth and accelerating new housing supply in Brampton.
- On October 25, 2022, the province released Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022. The Bill received Royal Assent on November 28, 2022.
- Through Bill 23 and the related Housing Supply Action Plan, the province’s goal is to achieve 1.5 million new homes by 2031, 113,000 of which have been allocated to the City of Brampton.
- Brampton’s Municipal Housing Pledge provides details on the range of ongoing and planned City initiatives that will support strategic growth and accelerate new housing supply in Brampton.
- To meet this Pledge, adequate and coordinated funding from senior levels of government is imperative to deliver essential hard and soft infrastructure.
- The City will continue to advocate for funding for soft infrastructure including healthcare, transit and transportation, education, and social services.
- The City will also continue to advocate for large-scale intensification projects and investment in economic growth to accommodate the significant increases in housing, population and workforce. To learn more, visit www.brampton.ca/housing
Mayor Patrick Brown said: “We are facing a housing crisis where population growth is outpacing housing availability at twice the rate. The status quo is broken. We can no longer accept a young person not being able to even dream of owning a home. Through the Municipal Housing Pledge, we’re demonstrating our commitment to taking meaningful and fast action. We look forward to our continued partnership with the province on delivering more homes for Bramptonians.”
Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor; Wards 2 & 6; Chair, Planning and Development Committee, said: “Building a world-class city where residents can establish deep roots and flourish takes many dedicated partners working in unison. It takes talented and agile staff, engaged residents, as well as partnership and collaboration with other levels of government and industry leaders. Through the City’s first-ever housing pledge, we are committed to working with our partners and building a better Brampton for everyone.”
Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, Brampton, said: “Serving a growing population of nearly 700,000 with more than 250 cultures speaking 115 different languages, our priority is building a modern, inclusive city that reflects the needs of our community. Brampton’s first Municipal Housing Pledge demonstrates an innovative, expedited and committed roadmap to ensuring there is greater access to safe, affordable homes where residents can live, grow and thrive.”