Keeping an Eye on Housing Plans

Published by the Quinte News – January 18, 2023

Hastings County is keeping its eye on Ontario’s recent announcement of more than a million new homes to be built in Ontario.

At a recent meeting of the county’s Planning and Development committee, Chief Administrative Officer Jim Pine said it’s not yet known how many of those new homes would be built in the county. Pine adds, “But, the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus continues to make the point that eastern Ontario needs to be part of that construction effort.

That build effort.  In fact, they have a pretty significant proposal that was to be discussed at Rural Ontario Municipal Association (last) Sunday with a number of cabinet ministers around.”

“Community housing. We want to be a part of home ownership but also on the side of social or community housing, but we haven’t seen a specific number for eastern Ontario.”

Pine added that the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus continues to make the point that eastern Ontario needs to be part of that construction effort.

The provincial government has indicated recently that 1.5 million new homes will be built in Ontario.

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