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REPORT TO:Council <br />DATE OF MEETING:December 14, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Justin Readman, General Manager, 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 />Andrew Ramsaroop, Engagement and Program Manager <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7242 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT:December 9, 2020 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD-20-214 <br />SUBJECT:Housing for All – City of Kitchener Housing Strategy <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />T <br />hat Housing for All, attached as Appendix A to DSD-20-214, be approved as the <br />housing strategy to guide the city’s actions and investmentsto address housing <br />challenges in our community, from 2020 through 2025; <br />That Housing for All be forwarded to the Region of Waterloo to guide understanding <br />of the City of Kitchener’s interest and priorities in working collaboratively with the <br />Region in support of the Region’s mandate to address housing challenges; <br />T <br />hat the Defining Affordability Sub-Committee work be referred to staff for <br />consideration in developing affordability targets for non market-based housing <br />policies, including inclusionary zoning; and further, <br />T <br />hat the Engagement Sub-Committee draftterms of reference for a lived experience <br />working group to advise staff on implementation of the housing strategy be referred <br />to staff to finalize. <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />This report seeks Council approval of Housing for All,the housing strategy for the City <br />of Kitchener, prepared in collaboration with the Housing Strategy Advisory Committee, <br />Council, stakeholders and the public. <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 />6 - 1 <br />