City of Burlington launches housing strategy survey

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The City of Burlington is creating a housing strategy to develop creative and innovative solutions for housing issues that will build on and support the region’s housing strategy.

Feedback is being accepted through an online survey.

The purpose of this survey is to collect information about housing in Burlington, experiences, challenges and ideas to “enhance understanding” of housing across the municipality.

“Affordable housing is one of the biggest crises of our time. That’s partly because affordability is no longer linked to income, and supply is taken up by investments. Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

“We will do our part in Burlington using the tools we have. We will also need all hands on- deck, from other levels of government, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. No one entity, public or private, can solve the housing crisis alone.

The strategy will identify partners and stakeholders, “ensuring we don’t leave a single stone unturned in helping our current and future residents make one of the most important decisions of their lives and that’s finding a place to live,” she said.

Information collected by this survey will be used to help identify housing issues, gaps and needs.

In March 2021, as part of the Housing Strategy launch, the first Housing Strategy survey was released and feedback is summarized in a report to council. It was also used to create the Housing Strategy project’s Engagement Plan.


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