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What is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing comes in many shapes and sizes and can be defined many ways. At Grey County, we use the 30 percent definition. If housing costs less than 30% of a household’s pre-tax income, it is affordable. This applies to both private home ownership and rental housing in all income brackets.

 

 

 

Why is it important?

As Grey County continues to grow, it’s important to have a diverse mix of housing options for individuals and families. A lack of affordable housing limits both population and economic growth.

 

Our affordable housing shortage and what we can do about it

Right now, more than 3,300 Grey County households are living in homes they can’t afford. Fortunately, there are things we can all do to create and advocate for more affordable housing.

 

Progress on affordable housing

Increasing access to affordable housing is no simple task, but we’re working with local municipalities to address our needs.

 

 

Resources

Grey County Community Improvement Plan Program  Staff Report Understanding Affordable Housing Needs in Grey County Grey County Affordable Housing Strategy

Ontario Guide to Secondary Units

Municipal Tools for Affordable Housing

Canadian Municipal Housing Corporation Resources

A Place to Call Home - National Housing Strategy

The Missing Middle - Affordable and Attainable Housing and Grey County 

Grey County 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan: Five Year Update 

Grey County Housing Assistance

Newcomer Attraction and Retention

Build or Buy a Tiny Home

 

 

Other Programs & Initiatives

Home for the Holidays

Grey County home for the holidays: find it first in grey

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching. This year think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.

 

Climate Change Action Plan

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Grey County is developing a Climate Change Action Plan to understand the impacts of climate change and reduce our green house gas emissions.

Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Bruce and Grey Community Safety and Well-Being Planning

The majority of municipalities of Bruce and Grey have come together with community partners to undertake Community Safety and Well-Being Planning.

New to Grey

Dozens of hands raised in the air painted the colours of national flags from around the world.

Newcomers are an important part of our communities in Grey County. Coming from outside of the country or from other areas of Canada, newcomers bring culture, skills and knowledge to our communities and workplaces.

2018 Municipal Election

Grey county logo and local municipal logos

The 2018 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 22. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Community Paramedicine

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Community Paramedicine is a newer form of healthcare that shifts paramedic into a proactive role.

Recreational Trails Master Plan

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Grey County has completed the Recreational Trails Master Plan. This Plan is to help the County manage our forests and trails and plan for the future.