Item - 2018.CD29.6

Tracking Status

CD29.6 - Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council approve the acceptance of $2,387,100 from the Housing Services Corporation as a one-time funding allocation through the Green Ontario Fund for the renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

  

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to approve the acceptance of additional and future program funding allocations from Housing Services Corporation or the Government of Ontario as funding allocations through the Green Ontario Fund for renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into Transfer Payment or similar agreements with Housing Services Corporation for the funding of social housing building retrofit projects on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits, monitoring and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council amend the Approved 2018 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration by $120,000 gross and $0 net, to fund required energy audits for proposed retrofit projects fully funded from the City's allocation under the Green Ontario Fund.

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements with social housing providers, and/or private sector organizations to carry out the necessary energy audits and evaluations required by the Green Ontario Fund.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements with social housing providers on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor to utilize all allocated funding for the Green Ontario Fund.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115728.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Withdrawn)

That City Council communicate to the Provincial Government the City of Toronto's support for the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) and provincial support for efforts to support greenhouse gas reduction and modernizing social housing.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That Councillor Layton be permitted to withdraw his motion 1.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Jun-28-2018 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD29.6 - Layton - withdraw motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Mihevc, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

CD29.6 - Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council approve the acceptance of $2,387,100 from the Housing Services Corporation as a one-time funding allocation through the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) for the renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

  

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to approve the acceptance of additional and future program funding allocations from Housing Services Corporation or the Government of Ontario as funding allocations through GreenON for renovation and retrofit of eligible social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into Transfer Payment or similar agreements with Housing Services Corporation for the funding of social housing building retrofit projects on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits, monitoring and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

4.  City Council amend the 2018 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration by $120,000 gross and $0 net, to fund required energy audits for proposed retrofit projects fully funded from the City's allocation under the Green Ontario Program (GreenON).

 

5.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with social housing providers, and/or private sector organizations to carry out the necessary energy audits and evaluations required by GreenON.

 

6.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to enter into agreements with social housing providers on terms and conditions addressing funding, energy audits and reporting requirements satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor to utilize all allocated funding for GreenON.

Origin

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

The Province of Ontario, through the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) has made $25 million available to social housing providers across the province to complete retrofit projects that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. This program is funded from the proceeds of Ontario's carbon market is and administered by the Housing Services Corporation (HSC).

 

While past funding from the carbon market has supported large social housing buildings through the Social Housing Apartment Improvement Program (SHAIP), GreenON represents much needed investment in improved efficiency and reduced carbon footprint of smaller social housing buildings with fewer than 100 units.

 

The City's Shelter, Support and Housing Administration division (SSHA) submitted an application for GreenOn funding and was advised of a confirmed funding allocation of $2,387,100 on April 24, 2018.

 

This report recommends that City Council approve the acceptance of $2,387,100 in GreenON funding and authorize City staff to enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with HSC, funding agreements with select social housing providers, and other related actions necessary to deliver the program.

Background Information

(May 29, 2018) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) Benefitting Social Housing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-115728.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council