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Ontario Reveals Housing Supply Action Plan to Help Nipissing

May 2, 2019

NORTH BAY –  The Ontario government is committed to helping people struggling to find affordable housing that fits their family’s needs and budget, and has put forward a plan to bring real relief and real choice to people in Nipissing.

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 Nipissing and across the province.

“Our plan will make it easier to build the types of homes people are looking for at a price they can afford,” said MPP Vic Fedeli.

People need affordable places to live – whether they rent or own – that meet their needs at every stage of life. For some, that’s a home with an extra bedroom for visiting family members, or an affordable place on a bus route or near the local school. For others, it might mean living close to town, but with plenty of space for a garden and near nature trails.

The previous government created a complex housing development system that is impossible for big 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.

“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,” said Fedeli.

Building more housing will also make Nipissing more attractive to businesses and investors, proving Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.

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