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<br /> <br />Corporate Services Department <br /> <br />REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br /> <br />DATE OF MEETING: March 7, 2022 <br /> <br />SUBMITTED BY: Elin Moorlag Silk, Interim Director of Equity, Anti-Racism & Indigenous <br /> Initiatives <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Andrew Ramsaroop, Social Planning and Affordable Housing Program <br /> Lead, Equity, Anti-Racism & Indigenous Initiatives <br /> <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All Wards <br /> <br />DATE OF REPORT: February 7, 2022 <br /> <br />REPORT NO.: COR-2022-104 <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Housing for All Program Update 2022 Year in Review <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />That Council receive report COR-2022-104 (Housing for All Program Update 2022 Year <br />in Review) for information. <br /> <br /> <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br /> <br />The purpose of this report is to provide Committee and Council and the public with an update <br />on the work done to date to advance the actions within Housing for All along with the <br />proposed workplan for 2022. <br />The report also includes a list of challenges that continue to be a barrier to realizing the right <br />to housing locally, as well as successes as a result of the implementation of Housing for All. <br />This report supports <br />stable, secure and affordable housing is a human right. Further, that the City will use equity, <br />diversity and inclusion principles to realize the right to housing. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> <br />In response to concern over homelessness and housing affordability the 2019-2022 Strategic <br />Plan included an action to develop an affordable housing strategy for the City of Kitchener. The <br />City conducted a comprehensive process with an advisory committee made up of members of <br />the public, members of Council, non-profit providers, the development community, and the <br />Region of Waterloo to determine what actions the City of Kitchener could uniquely take to <br />support the Region of Waterloo in ensuring everyone has a place to call home. In December <br />2020, Council approved Housing for All which contained 44 actions focused on advancing 7 key <br />priority areas that would help the City of Kitchener realize the right to housing locally and work <br />towards creating more housing opportunities across the housing continuum. One of the 44 <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 />