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Hamilton has been experiencing a slow-motion crisis in housing affordability. Do you support an expanded role for the City to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? If not, why not?

Responses to the question: "Hamilton has been experiencing a slow-motion crisis in housing affordability. Do you support an expanded role for the City to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? If not, why not? "

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2 Candidate Responses (top)

Ward 05
CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Klazinga, Stewart Yes Social housing needs to be seen as a valuable asset as well as an investment. Both quantity and quality are important, and right now they are both being neglected,

The city needs to require greater amounts of affordable housing where it can and incentivise developers to include greater amounts where they can't.

The impact of organisations like Indwell cannot be ignored either. The city needs to continue to work with them and try to attract the attention of other organisations like them.

Lastly, affordable housing, geared to income housing, etc. needs to be spread evenly across the city. It can't be relegated to just a few parts of the city. Diverse neighbourhoods are stronger neighbourhoods.
Maldonado, Juanita Yes Housing is not affordable because the City Council has not made it a priority. In the closed-door meetings where City Council decides which developers/contractors get the $$$deals, if the affordable housing component is not satisfactory, who is to blame?

Response Summary (top)

Brief ResponseCount% of Total
Yes2100.0%
No00.0%
Maybe00.0%

1 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)

Ward 05
Collins, Chad