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About Our Strategy

​​​​​​Backg​round

​Approved by Simcoe County Council in January 2014, Our Community 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy outlines​​ steps for the development and implementation of creative solutions for increasing affordable housing for all residents in Simcoe County. To achieve a range of affordable housing options and ensure greater access to affordable housing for County residents, the County has committed to a minimum target of 2,685 new affordable housing units throughout the region​ by 2024.​


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Mission

To promote, provide and protect a range of housing options throughout the County of Simcoe.

The 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy outlines the strategic opportunities and priority activities to be implemented by the County of Simcoe and its municipal partners between Janu­ary 1, 2014 and January 1, 2024.

The ​successful implementation of this Strategy will ensure that housing and support needs of County residents are met and that communities in the County are poised to socially and economically succeed in the future.


Vision

​Adequate, appropriate and affordable housing for all Simcoe County residents.​

Values

We Value…

  • Access to housing options and necessary supports throughout the life cycle.
  • Diversity in our housing stock, ensuring variety of tenure, affordability, style, and proximity to amenities.
  • Housing as a vehicle for improved health, community vitality, civic engagement, economic prosperity and social sustainability.
  • Collaboration amongst levels of government, community partners and systems, recognizing that the need for safe, affordable, healthy housing connects all of our mandates as we strive for people-centered solutions.
  • Support for the critical role of the private sector in the creation of housing stock.
  • Social sustainability and inclusivity for all local residents, regardless of economics and tremendous population growth.
  • Financial stewardship in maintaining existing government-assisted housing, investing in additional affordable housing, and helping people move from homelessness into housing.​


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STRATEGY DOCUMENTS

S​trategy Update 2019 
Strategy Document, 2014
Summary of Recommendation​s​​​​

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​IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

Implementation Plan: Phase 3 (2021-2024)
Implementation Plan: Phase 2 (2018-2020)​​

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ANNUAL REPORT CARDS 

Housing Our Future: 2020 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2019 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2018 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2017 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2016 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2015 Annual Report
Housing Our Future: 2014 Annual Report 
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