Item - 2015.EX8.19

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on September 30, 2015 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on September 21, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on September 30, 2015.
  • See also Item AH3.1

EX8.19 - Closing the Housing Gap

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council urge the Federal candidates from the current four major Federal parties running in Toronto ridings to speak up and commit to action on housing issues affecting the City, including advocating in Ottawa for the Federal government to close Toronto's "housing gap" by:

 

a. committing to fund its share of Toronto Community Housing's 10-year capital repair needs;

 

b. reversing the withdrawal of social housing funds from non-profit and co-operative housing, and reinvesting these funds back into social housing; and

 

c. committing to a long term and sustainable national social and affordable housing strategy to meet the needs of low and moderate income Canadians.

 

2.  City Council request the City's Housing Advocate and Co-Chair of the Close the Housing Gap campaign to write a letter to the candidates of the current four major Federal parties in Toronto communicating Council's position.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 2, 2015) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Closing the Housing Gap - Chair's Update on Affordable Housing Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-83525.pdf
(September 2, 2015) Presentation from Councillor Ana Bail„o on City Housing Advocate and Chair's Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-83383.pdf

EX8.19 - Closing the Housing Gap

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council urge the federal candidates from the current four major federal parties running in Toronto ridings to speak up and commit to action on housing issues affecting the City, including advocating in Ottawa for the federal government to close Toronto's "housing gap" by:

 

a. committing to fund its share of Toronto Community Housing's 10-year capital repair needs;

 

b. reversing the withdrawal of social housing funds from non-profit and co-operative housing, and reinvesting these funds back into social housing; and

 

c. committing to a long term and sustainable national social and affordable housing strategy to meet the needs of low and moderate income Canadians.

 

2.  City Council request the City's Housing Advocate and Co-Chair of the Close the Housing Gap campaign to write a letter to the candidates of the current four major federal parties in Toronto communicating Council's position.

Origin

(September 2, 2015) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee

Summary

The Affordable Housing Committee submits its recommendations on Closing the Housing Gap, from its meeting of September 2, 2015.

Background Information

(September 2, 2015) Letter from the Affordable Housing Committee on Closing the Housing Gap - Chair's Update on Affordable Housing Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-83525.pdf
(September 2, 2015) Presentation from Councillor Ana Bail„o on City Housing Advocate and Chair's Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-83383.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council