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)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Danko, John-Paul||Yes||It has long been established that neighbourhoods function best with a mix of residents from all backgrounds and economic status. I support affordable housing, including mandated requirements for minimum percentages of affordable units for new development. I also support third party partnerships with affordable housing builders and would work to better streamline the bureaucratic process for City permits - especially for small scale developments.|
|Wicken, Colleen||Yes||Yes the City of Hamilton needs to step to the plate and insure a roof over everyone's hear. Hamilton needs to support a safe haven for those less fortunate. We need to work with owners of vacant factories and industrial warehouses that are often vandalized to be used as temporary hostels until such time as Hamilton can complete repairs to the many existing city owned properties that have been allowed to deteriorate to the point where they are inhabitable.. They need to work with the Province to further re-visit their decision of the Century Manor Browlands which would be a benefit to all. They need to enact by-laws with teeth that will police the vast number of unsafe apartments and low income housing across the City to make it both safe and affordable.|
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