The City is growing and we know that it can be a challenging to find affordable housing within Mississauga.
- In 2020, we saw that 70% of households couldn’t purchase any type of housing without spending more than 30% of their household income.
- Only 10% of the population could afford a detached dwelling with an average price of over $1.2 Million.
- Renter households are having difficulty finding housing that suits their needs.
We’ve also seen how this affects the City’s ability to balance growth, support the workforce and achieve complete communities. Inclusionary Zoning allows a municipality to require that new developments in protected major transit station areas include affordable units.
City Council adopted Inclusionary Zoning
On August 10, 2022 Mississauga City Council adopted Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Official Plan policies and zoning provisions, which will help get more affordable housing built across the City. Please see the notice of passing for more details.
IZ will not come into force and effect until January 1, 2023 or the date the applicable protected Major Transit Station Area as identified in the Region of Peel Official Plan adopted by By-law #20-2022 is approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
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