The Housing Secretariat (formerly the Affordable Housing Office) works to enhance the health of Toronto’s residents, neighbourhoods, economy and environment by delivering funding and incentives, and by developing innovative housing solutions, to create and maintain safe, affordable, rental and ownership housing for lower-income residents. This will be accomplished by:
Creating and maintaining affordable housing is one of the City of Toronto’s key priorities. City Council initially established the Affordable Housing Office in 2005 which in 2019 transitioned into the Housing Secretariat. The Office reports to the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services, with a mandate to work effectively with housing stakeholders.