On April 3, 2012, Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Chair of the Toronto’s Affordable Housing Committee, announced the start of housing consultations to investigate innovative solutions and new partnerships to address the repair needs of Toronto Community Housing (TCH) and the future of its single-family homes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This start-up of housing consultations and review is a response to Toronto City Council’s endorsement of Toronto’s Housing Working Group to:
- investigate alternatives to the sale of 619 occupied Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) single-family homes
- provide Toronto City Council advice on:
- innovative financial strategies to fund the social housing repair backlog
- a strategy to engage the federal and provincial governments in providing long-term, sustainable funding to meet Toronto’s affordable housing needs.
Henceforth, members of Toronto’s Housing Working Group are:
- Councillor Ana Bailão, Chair
- Alan Redway – former Conservative MP and cabinet minister and former Chair of the Daily Bread Food Bank
- Jim Pimblett -Management Consultant and former Executive Assistant to Prime Minister Paul Martin
- Bud Purves – Chair, Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board
The consultation process will include:
- public input through meetings and a now active, dedicated e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- a workshop with private sector and non-profit housing experts, and other organizational stakeholders
Toronto’s Housing Working Group will deliver:
- its first report to the Affordable Housing Committee on May 28, 2012, and
- a final report to the Executive Committee on September 10, 2012.
Today, April 16, Toronto’s Housing Working Group will hold an organizational meeting open to the public in Committee Room 4 at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 13, 2012
Toronto’s housing working group to hold organizational meeting
The Housing Working Group led by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) will hold an organizational meeting at City Hall on Monday.
Date: Monday, April 16
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Committee Room 4, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
The group is investigating innovative solutions and new partnerships to address the repair needs of Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the future of its single-family homes. The meeting is open to the public.
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