The HousingTO 2020 -2030 Action Plan provides a blueprint for action across the full housing spectrum – from homelessness to rental and ownership housing to long-term care for seniors. This new plan was created following a comprehensive public and stakeholder consultation in 2019 and sets an aggressive housing agenda focused on supporting people over the next 10 years.
The HousingTO Action Plan updates and builds upon the City’s first housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan 2010-2020. It aligns with other City policies such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy, Resilience Strategy, TransformTO, the Seniors Strategy . It also sets targets to be achieved over the next 10 years with estimates of the financial investments necessary to achieve success. Additionally, the Plan provides for increased accountability and oversight over a range of government resources necessary for improving housing outcomes for residents.
Toronto is a city with a diverse range of housing opportunities. It is a place where families and individuals live in safe, well-maintained and affordable housing whit respect and dignity and where people have equal opportunities to succeed.
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City Council endorsed the Housing Opportunities Toronto (HOT) Action Plan 2010-2020 as a road map to steer the work and investment decisions of the City of Toronto as they relate to housing in partnership with federal and provincial governments, as well as the public and private housing sectors over this decade.
The Toronto Housing Charter is a key component of the HOT Action Plan and is designed to guide Council and staff in their efforts to assist those who often face challenges finding affordable housing, from newcomers and single parents to seniors and those with disabilities.
The City is pleased to provide Annual Progress Reports based on the eight key themes used to organize the 67 recommended actions in the HOT Plan:
The City of Toronto uses federal, provincial and City investments to create and repair affordable rental and ownership homes, in partnership with the private/non-profit sectors, to work toward meeting its housing action plan targets.
The Affordable Housing Office publishes progress reports on the number of new affordable homes approved, completed and repaired:
Read the Consultation Summary Report.
The City of Toronto would like to thank the residents and organizations that participated in the HousingTO consultation process.
As part of developing the new HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, the City hosted an International Public Panel Discussion on Housing. Panelists from Vancouver, Chicago, and Cleveland presented inspiring ideas and lessons learned on eliminating homelessness, creating mixed-income communities and boosting the supply of affordable housing in cities across North America.
In response to a Council direction through Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan (2020- 2030) Directions Report an External Advisory Committee was established to advise staff in developing the City’s new 10-year housing plan.
The External Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão and David Raycraft, the Director of Housing Services at Dixon Hall, brought together experts from a wide variety of organizations and sectors as well as people with lived experience of poverty, housing insecurity and homelessness.
The Committee helped City staff in considering various aspects of the housing system in Toronto and shared their perspectives on potential solutions, opportunities and challenges.