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City of Mississauga Hosts Making Room for the Middle: A Discussion on Housing Affordability

May 18, 2017

The City of Mississauga is taking action on housing affordability with its draft strategy: Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga

The draft strategy includes 40 actions to support housing affordability and is focused on middle income households who do not qualify for public subsidies and cannot afford homes at current prices. 
 
To raise awareness about the Strategy, receive feedback and build partnerships to implement the actions, the City of Mississauga is hosting: Making Room for the Middle – A Discussion on Housing Affordability in Mississauga.
  
What:  
Making Room for the Middle – A Discussion on Housing Affordability in Mississauga
 
Speakers:       
Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Paul Kershaw Ph. D., Generation Squeeze
Andrew Whittemore, Director, City Planning Strategies, City of Mississauga 
Mary Wiens, CBC Radio (Moderator) 
 
Date:               
Thursday, May 25, 2017
 
Time:               
6 to 9 p.m.
6 p.m.  – open house 
7 p.m.  – presentations, audience engagement and feedback
 
Location:        
Living Arts Centre
Staging Room (2nd Floor)
4141 Living Arts Drive [map]
 
Cost and Registration:         
This is a free event but space is limited, visit mississaugahousingforum.ca to register.
                        
This public event will feature Vancouver’s Paul Kershaw Ph.D., founder of “Generation Squeeze”. Kershaw will use lessons from Vancouver and other Canadian cities to show how middle-income households are being squeezed by rising house prices relative to earnings and share his vision for rethinking housing policy in Canada.
 
An open house from 6 to 7 p.m. will allow residents and stakeholders to learn and ask questions about the draft strategy. They can also speak to City of Mississauga staff and share their housing experiences. From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be presentations and a discussion period moderated by CBC Radio’s Mary Wiens. 
 
The event is being hosted by the City of Mississauga with support from the Canadian Urban Institute and the Urban Land Institute.
 
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Media contact:
Cynthia Ulba                                                    
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                   
905-615-3200, ext. 5051                                         
TTY: 905-896-5151
 
 
 





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