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Housing Solutions: A place for everyone

York Region’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan

Image of the cover of Housing Solutions: Phase 2 Plan 2019 to 2023Since 2014, York Region’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan has provided a roadmap to help ensure residents have access to a range of housing options and services at all ages and stages of their lives.

Phase 2 Plan: 2019 to 2023

In October 2019, York Regional Council approved phase two of the Region’s 10-year plan. To build on accomplishments from phase one and respond to current needs and challenges, the updated plan includes new goals for 2019 to 2023 to:

  • Increase the supply of affordable and rental housing
  • Help people find and keep housing
  • Strengthen the housing and homelessness system

York Region will work closely with its partners to make progress on the goals and objectives over the five years of the plan.

Phase 1 Accomplishments: 2014 to 2018

The first phase of Housing Solutions helped build a range of affordable housing options and strengthen the Region’s homelessness and housing stability system.

Key accomplishments from 2014 to 2018 include:

  • Completed 327 new affordable housing units and began construction of another 162 units across the Region
  • Piloted a 36-month development charge deferral to support development of 225 private market rental units that is now a Region-wide policy
  • Opened two new emergency and transitional housing facilities for adult women (Belinda’s Place) and youth aged 16 to 24 (Richmond Hill Youth Hub)
  • Conducted I Count, an enumeration of people experiencing homelessness, and created a By Name List to match people with the right supports

Progress Reports

Each year, the Region reports on its progress in advancing the goals of Housing Solutions. Previous progress reports are available below:


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