Item - 2013.EX33.35

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on July 3, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2013.

EX33.35 - Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council, recognizing the importance of Federal/Provincial investments in "unlocking" new affordable rental and ownership housing opportunities, request the Provincial government to expedite negotiations for a new funding agreement with the Federal government under the Investment in Affordable Housing Program and that Toronto be given its fair share of funding.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Director, Affordable Housing Office, continue pursuing innovative partnerships with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and non-profit and private sector affordable housing organizations to assist in achieving the City's affordable housing targets.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 7, 2013) Report with Appendices A to C from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59526.pdf
Appendices A to C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59798.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-19-2013 1:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.35 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam

35a - Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019

Background Information (Committee)
(June 24, 2013) Letter from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59965.htm
(June 7, 2013) Revised Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59961.pdf
(June 7, 2013) Revised Appendix A - Affordable Housing Rental and Ownership Opportunities on City-Owned Sites; Appendix B - Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities from the Economic Stimulus Program; and Appendix C - Affordable Ownership Housing Opportunities from the Home Ownership Assistance Stimulus Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59962.pdf

EX33.35 - Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council, recognizing the importance of federal/provincial investments in "unlocking" new affordable rental and ownership housing opportunities, request the provincial government to expedite negotiations for a new funding agreement with the federal government under the Investment in Affordable Housing Program and that Toronto be given its fair share of funding.

 

2.         City Council direct that the Director, Affordable Housing Office, continue pursuing innovative partnerships with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and non-profit and private sector affordable housing organizations to assist in achieving the City's affordable housing targets.

Origin

(June 7, 2013) Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office

Summary

This report responds to a request from the Affordable Housing Committee at its January 29, 2013 meeting for information on opportunities to create affordable rental and ownership housing over the next five years.

 

A review has determined that there is a current inventory of proposals to develop 9,198 affordable homes, including 6,024 rental and 3,174 ownership homes.

 

The review of potential new affordable rental and ownership developments was undertaken within the context of the goal to create 1,000 new rental and 200 new ownership affordable homes annually as set out in the City's Housing Opportunities Toronto: An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020.

 

In recognition of the Housing Opportunities Toronto priority to support program-ready affordable housing on publicly-owned sites, staff consulted with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration in the preparation of this report.

 

In addition, staff reviewed the development status of proposals which had been submitted by private and non-profit sectors for federal/provincial economic stimulus funding in 2009 but as yet had not started construction.

 

The review also covered the results of a recent Request for Proposals for affordable home ownership funding under the City's Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP). 

 

While the review did not canvas private sector or non-profit providers for new proposals, it nonetheless found that there is significant, ready-to-go capacity to develop new affordable rental and ownership homes. 

 

Recognizing the importance of federal/provincial investments in "unlocking" new affordable rental and ownership housing opportunities, the report recommends that Council request the provincial government to expedite negotiations for a new funding agreement with the federal government under the recently renewed Investment in Affordable Housing Program.

 

This report also requests the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to continue pursuing innovative partnerships with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and non-profit and private sector affordable housing organizations to assist in achieving the City's affordable housing targets.

Background Information

(June 7, 2013) Report with Appendices A to C from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59526.pdf
Appendices A to C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59798.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

35a - Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019

Origin
(June 24, 2013) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee
Summary

This report responds to a request from the Affordable Housing Committee at its January 29, 2013 meeting for information on opportunities to create affordable rental and ownership housing over the next five years.

 

A review has determined that there is a current inventory of proposals to develop 9,198 affordable homes, including 6,024 rental and 3,174 ownership homes.

 

The review of potential new affordable rental and ownership developments was undertaken within the context of the goal to create 1,000 new rental and 200 new ownership affordable homes annually as set out in the City's Housing Opportunities Toronto: An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020.

 

In recognition of the Housing Opportunities Toronto priority to support program-ready affordable housing on publicly-owned sites, staff consulted with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration in the preparation of this report.

 

In addition, staff reviewed the development status of proposals which had been submitted by private and non-profit sectors for federal/provincial economic stimulus funding in 2009 but as yet had not started construction.

 

The review also covered the results of a recent Request for Proposals for affordable home ownership funding under the City's Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP). 

 

While the review did not canvas private sector or non-profit providers for new proposals, it nonetheless found that there is significant, ready-to-go capacity to develop new affordable rental and ownership homes. 

 

Recognizing the importance of federal/provincial investments in "unlocking" new affordable rental and ownership housing opportunities, the report recommends that Council request the provincial government to expedite negotiations for a new funding agreement with the federal government under the recently renewed Investment in Affordable Housing Program.

 

This report also requests the Director, Affordable Housing Office, to continue pursuing innovative partnerships with Toronto Community Housing, Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto and non-profit and private sector affordable housing organizations to assist in achieving the City's affordable housing targets.

Background Information
(June 24, 2013) Letter from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59965.htm
(June 7, 2013) Revised Report from the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on Inventory of New Affordable Housing Opportunities 2015 - 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59961.pdf
(June 7, 2013) Revised Appendix A - Affordable Housing Rental and Ownership Opportunities on City-Owned Sites; Appendix B - Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities from the Economic Stimulus Program; and Appendix C - Affordable Ownership Housing Opportunities from the Home Ownership Assistance Stimulus Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59962.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council