Backgrounder: Ontario puts up scaffolding for long-term affordable housing plan, but there’s still plenty of unfinished business

The Ontario government has put up the scaffolding for a long-term affordable housing strategy, but there’s plenty of unfinished business for Queen’s Park as it seeks to build a truly comprehensive plan to ensure everyone has access to a healthy, affordable home. There are no targets, timelines and no new housing investments. After six months of consultations, more than 1,000 detailed submissions and a year of writing, Ontario housing minister Rick Bartolucci released the much-needed and long-overdue plan earlier today. Minister Bartolucci says that draft legislation to implement changes to housing legislation will be introduced this afternoon, with other details of the plan coming over the next year or two.

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