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REPORT TO: Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING:January 13, 20 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Justin Readman,GeneralManager,Development Services <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7646 <br />PREPARED BY:Karen Cooper,Manager,Strategic and Business Planning, <br />519-741-2200 ext.7817 <br />Brandon Sloan, Manager,LongRange&Policy Planning, <br />519-741-2200 ext.7648 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All <br />DATE OF REPORT:December 23,2019 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD-20-006 <br />SUBJECT:Affordable Housing StrategyPhase 2:Housing Needs Assessment <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT Council receive Report DSD-20-006 (Affordable Housing Strategy Phase 2: <br />Housing Needs Assessment),and direct staff to proceed to Phase 3: Issues and Options <br />using the Needs Assessment as part of the basis for stakeholder engagement. <br />PURPOSE: <br />This report presentsthe Housing Needs Assessment prepared by staff with contributionsfrom <br />the Affordable Housing Strategy Advisory Committee.The Housing Needs Assessment is <br />included as Appendix Bto this report. The Housing Needs Assessment provides: <br />A common <br />Identification of housing needs and gaps in the existing and projected housing supply <br />Information to addressprovincial requirements in assessing the feasibility of inclusionary <br />policies and zoning to provideaffordable housing indevelopment applications <br />Information to support the development of an Affordable Housing Strategy for the city. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Over the last several years, the housing situation in Kitchener has significantly changed. The <br />community andCouncil have raised concernsoverthe wide range of housing needs in our <br />community and are seeking direction on local government actions the City can undertake to help <br />address theconcerns. <br />Between 2015 and 2017,the City of Kitchener considered municipal planning and financial tools <br />to support affordable housing and establishedan ongoing programthat provides fee waiver <br />incentives to non-profit housing providers creating affordable housing. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />7 - 1 <br />