Brampton to develop first-ever affordable housing strategy


The search for affordable housing continues to be a struggle for many Brampton residents, which is why the city of Brampton is developing its first-ever affordable housing strategy.

This strategy, called Housing Brampton, will respond to various housing needs of local residents as well as help improve housing choices within the community.

Endorsed by City Council in 2017, Housing Brampton was created to help increase the supply of both rental and affordable ownership units. 

In Brampton, two-storey home prices climbed from $727,669 to $752,065 from 2018 to 2019, marking a year-over-year increase of 3.8 per cent. 

Bungalow prices climbed from $635,924 to $661,583, an increase of 4.0 per cent, while condo prices climbed from $375,564 to $400,641.

On October 22, 2019, there will be a public open house for the housing strategy at Brampton City Hall, Atrium (Main Floor) on 2 Wellington Street West. Drop-in hours are 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Three Public Workshops will follow on the following dates.

Public Workshop #1 will take place on October 24, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Springdale Library (Multipurpose Room) at 10705 Bramalea Road.

Public Workshop #2 will take place on October 29, 2019, from 6-8p.m. at Mount Pleasant Community Centre (Paul Hunt Room B) at 100 Commuter Drive.

Public Workshop #3 will take place on November 5, 2019, from 6-8p.m. at Knightsbridge Senior Centre (Auditorium) at 1A Knightsbridge Road. 

All workshops will include a two-hour discussion with light refreshments. The city of Brampton invites residents to have their say.

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