The Blue Mountains Councillor Paula Hope wants the town to conduct a housing needs assessment in order to develop a full strategy to address the issue.
Hope, at council’s committee of the whole meeting on June 28 announced a notice of motion to request a full housing needs assessment and strategy.
“Attainable housing in the Town of The Blue Mountains is at a crisis level affecting its economy and the well-being of its current and future residents,” Hope said, reading her proposed resolution.
The motion calls upon municipal staff to conduct a housing study working with all community and faith-based groups, as well as the Campus of Care committee and the official plan review committee.
The proposed resolution also requests that staff report on the wide-range of solutions for affordable/attainable housing that are available to the town.
Council will consider Hope’s resolution at its regular meeting on July 4.