Community Led Housing Campaign
Last updated: Tuesday February 13, 2024 | Jun 12, 2023
Community Led-Housing Campaign #bettercantwait
Access to adequate housing options is a critical issue for our membership and the community.
There is a complex housing crisis in Guelph. Across the housing continuum; from emergency shelter for homeless individuals, to affordable options for low-income individuals, to market rates beyond the reach of many people in our community. There is an obvious lack of affordable and suitable housing stock to support our current population and mandated growth. This crisis isn’t unique to Guelph, and we recognize that this is not an easy problem to fix.
To that end, a growing community collaboration from across the housing continuum and beyond has put forward a plan. This group of advocates and leaders in the housing space has been instrumental in helping us develop and advance our urgent call to action. We have and will continue to call on elected leaders and official decision-makers of our community to put forward and act on a ‘whole of community plan’. We would note that owning this problem (and its solutions) does not mean solving for everything nor paying for it alone. It would include engaging all levels of government as well as public and private sector partners. We are in this together. Better can’t wait.
Key Updates and Work from the Community-Led Housing Campaign.
- June 12th Letter to the City - Our First Call to Action.
- July 10th Submission to Council - Actionable Plan and Priorities for Consideration.
- July 10th Press Release
- September 12th Delegation to Council: Homelessness and Mental Health Services
- October 17th, Delegation to Council: Housing in Guelph- Actions and Responses
- January 29th, Chamber Lays Expectations of the Housing Symposium
Our sincere thanks to all Chamber members for your commitment to advocate on behalf of local business and our community. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Chamber’s advocacy agenda on housing, please do not hesitate to contact us.