Burlington Housing Strategy

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Housing is a top priority in the City of Burlington. The City is doing a Housing Strategy to give current and future residents more housing options across our city. In January 2021, City Council endorsed the Burlington Housing Strategy Terms of Reference, directing staff to start work on the Housing Strategy.

The Housing Strategy is an opportunity to develop creative and innovative solutions for housing issues in Burlington that will build on and support the Region’s Housing Strategy.

To learn more, check out the City of Burlington’s Housing Strategy - Proposed Terms of Reference Staff Report.

Housing is a top priority in the City of Burlington. The City is doing a Housing Strategy to give current and future residents more housing options across our city. In January 2021, City Council endorsed the Burlington Housing Strategy Terms of Reference, directing staff to start work on the Housing Strategy.

The Housing Strategy is an opportunity to develop creative and innovative solutions for housing issues in Burlington that will build on and support the Region’s Housing Strategy.

To learn more, check out the City of Burlington’s Housing Strategy - Proposed Terms of Reference Staff Report.

  • August 26 Working Group Meeting - Agenda, Action Items and Video

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    The August 26 Working Group meeting agenda and action items are now available. They can also be found on this page in the document library. The recording of the meeting is now available. To enable the closed captioning, hover over the video and select the CC icon.

  • July 29 Working Group Meeting - Agenda, Action Items and Video

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    The July 29 Working Group meeting agenda and action items are now available. They can also be found on this page in the document library. The recording of the meeting is now available. To enable the closed captioning, hover over the video and select the CC icon.

  • Housing Strategy Update - August 2021

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    Housing is a top priority in the City of Burlington. The City is doing a Housing Strategy to provide current and future residents with more housing options across our city. The Housing Strategy is an opportunity to develop creative and innovative solutions for housing issues in Burlington that will build on and support the Region’s Housing Strategy.

    The City is looking for resident feedback to help understand your experience finding a suitable, affordable, safe and accessible housing in Burlington through an online survey here. The survey is open now until Sept. 3, 2021.

    The purpose of this survey is to collect information about your experiences with housing in Burlington. The survey provides an opportunity to share your experiences, challenges and ideas to enhance understanding of housing in Burlington.

    The information collected by this survey will be used to support statistical information, like the Statistics Canada’s Census, to help the City to identify housing issues, gaps and the housing needs of Burlington residents to support the development of a Housing Strategy.

    This is the second survey in the Housing Strategy project. In March 2021, as part of the Housing Strategy Launch, the first Housing Strategy survey was released. This initial survey collected information about housing concerns in Burlington and sought feedback on how stakeholders would like to be engaged throughout the Housing Strategy Project.

    The feedback from the first Housing Strategy survey helped us understand people’s interest in housing issues in Burlington. This feedback is summarized in the Housing Survey Launch Feedback Report presented to Council in April 2021. This information was used to inform the Housing Strategy project’s Engagement Plan.

  • June 23 Working Group Agenda, Action Items & Video

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    The June 23 Working Group meeting agenda and action items are now available. They can also be found on this page in the document library. The recording of the meeting is now available. To enable the closed captioning, hover over the video and select the CC icon.

  • Housing Strategy Working Group Meetings

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    The Housing Strategy Working Group will meet every month starting on June 23 until June, 2022. Anyone interested in listening in to the meeting may attend as an observer. All meetings will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Below are the dates and Zoom links for the first 6 meetings.

    June 23 - https://zoom.us/j/94455212028

    July 29 - https://zoom.us/j/99334532360

    August 26https://zoom.us/j/99334532360

    October 4 - https://zoom.us/j/99334532360

    October 28 - https://zoom.us/j/99334532360

    November 25 - https://zoom.us/j/99334532360

  • Thanks to Everyone that Applied to the Working Group

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    Thanks to everyone that applied to the Working Group, there was an overwhelming response. Applications are being reviewed and all applicants will be notified by early-June.

  • Apply to Join the Housing Strategy Working Group

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Join the Burlington Housing Strategy Working Group!

    City Staff are assembling a Working Group in support of the Housing Strategy to advise on local issues, be champions for the Housing Strategy and to provide key insights from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expertise. If you are interested, please fill out the form on Get Involved. Additional details will be available in the upcoming draft Working Group Terms of Reference to be posted on the Get Involved Burlington Website.

    Space on the working group is limited, with a maximum membership of 20 people and will be comprised of volunteers from a variety of sectors including government, not for profit, co-op, the business community, and residents. There will be multiple opportunities to engage throughout the Housing Strategy Project. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved in the Housing Strategy in the upcoming draft engagement plan.

    Applications will be open until 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2021.

  • Draft Engagement Plan

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    Housing Strategy Draft Engagement Plan

    The Burlington Housing Strategy Staff Report is now available. City Staff will be presenting the Housing Strategy’s Draft Engagement Plan at the upcoming Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee meeting on April 6. You may register to delegate to speak to Council. The deadline to sign up to speak at this meeting is April 1, 2021 at noon.


    Housing Strategy Working Group

    Starting April 6, City Staff will be assembling a Working Group in support of the Housing Strategy to advise on local issues, be champions for the Housing Strategy and to provide key insights from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expertise. If you are interested in being a member of the Working Group, please fill out the form on the Get Involved project page. The form will be available on the website from April 6 to April 30. Additional details about the working group can be found in the Draft Working Group Guidelines.

    Space on the working group is limited, with a maximum membership of 20 people and will be comprised of volunteers from a variety of sectors including government, not for profit, co-op, the business community, and residents. There will be multiple opportunities to engage throughout the Housing Strategy Project. The Draft Engagement Plan provides more information about additional opportunities to get involved in the Housing Strategy.

  • Housing Strategy Virtual Launch Video - Now Available

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    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Housing Strategy Virtual Launch on March 8, 2021.

    For your reference, the video recording is now available below, if you'd like to use the Closed Captioning, please click the icon that says "CC" at the bottom of the video:

  • Burlington Housing Strategy Virtual Launch - Join us!

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    Join us for the Burlington Housing Strategy Virtual Launch on Monday March 8, 2021.

    The panelists joining us will be:

    1. Mark Simeoni, Director of Community Planning, City of Burlington
    2. Andrew Balahura, Director of Housing Services and Chief Operating Officer, Halton Community Housing Corporation
    3. Mike Collins-Williams, Chief Executive Officer, West End Home Builders' Association
    4. Heather Thompson, Director, Age-Friendly Initiatives, Community Development Halton
    5. Hanadi Al Masri, Director of Business Development, Halton Multicultural Council


    The launch will be hosted by City Staff and will feature a panel of experts from a variety of sectors in Halton to share the work they do every day in housing and the challenges they face. There will be an introductory presentation from Ted Hildebrandt of Community Development Halton about the state of Housing in Burlington, followed by a discussion period where community members and stakeholders can provide their input, voice concerns and share their experiences.


    How to participate:

    Online

    1. Join the Zoom event online by clicking here by using your computer or mobile device.

    2. Enter Webinar ID: 919 9596 9251

    Telephone

    1. Dial by telephone: 1-647-374-4685 and enter Webinar ID: 919 9596 9251

    If you have any issues joining the meeting on March 8, please email getinvolved@burlington.ca or call 905-335-7600 ext.7978

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