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Ontario Construction News staff writer
With housing affordability a growing problem in Mississauga, the city has launched a housing survey to gather feedback on approaches to improving housing affordability.
A key focus is to look at how to increase housing choices in neighbourhoods to improve access to housing that is affordable. Staff says that means encouraging a range and mix of housing types such as duplexes and backyard garden suites, and arrangements such as co-ownership and home sharing. These options would give Mississauga residents more housing choices and also enable residents to age in place throughout their life stages.
Council voted to extend the Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods online survey to Dec. 31.
Results from the survey will be included in the city’s Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhood Study that was launched in April 2021. The study, which is expected to be completed next summer, will recommend changes to Mississauga’s Official Plan and implementation measures to provide more housing choices citywide.