FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2019
Government Cuts Red Tape to Build More Housing
QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is committed to helping people struggling to find affordable housing that fits their family’s needs and budget. The Ontario government has put forward a plan that will bring real relief and real choice for people in Haldimand-Norfolk.
More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan will tackle Ontario’s housing crisis. With this plan, the government is encouraging our housing and building partners to do their part to build more housing that meets the needs of people here in Haldimand-Norfolk and across the province.
“Finding a home is a challenge for many in Haldimand-Norfolk” said MPP Barrett. “Our plan will make it easier to build the types of homes people are looking for at a price they can afford.”
The previous government created a complex housing development system that is impossible for builders to navigate, much less individual homeowners. Red tape and government fees can add years of paperwork and thousands of dollars to the cost of an average home, which drives prices up for renters and buyers alike.
The new measures proposed in More Homes, More Choice would streamline the overly complicated approvals process to remove unnecessary duplication and red tape, while protecting health and safety, a vibrant agricultural sector and the environment – including the Greenbelt.
“We will fix the housing crisis without touching the Greenbelt. We will preserve it and all its beauty,” said Barrett. “Our action plan puts people first. Whether you are buying your first home, a growing family looking for a larger place to rent, or an empty-nester downsizing into a smaller and more accessible home.”
Building more housing will also make Haldimand-Norfolk more attractive to businesses and investors, proving Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.
For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]