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Ontario Green Party platform includes pledge to end blind bidding

All new housing projects of a “certain” size will need to be made of 20 per cent affordable units

👤 Srimathi Sridharan14 May 2022 1:34 PM GMT
Ontario Green Party platform includes pledge to end blind bidding
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Ontario: A large part of the Green Party's platform revolves around making housing more affordable and ending homelessness in Ontario within the next 10 years.

The party has committed to building 160,000 new "permanently affordable rental homes" over the next decade, including 60,000 permanent supportive homes at a price tag of about $3.6 billion over four years.

All new housing projects of a "certain" size will need to be made of 20 per cent affordable units.

The Greens would also like to end blind bidding when it comes to homebuying, make home inspections mandatory at the seller's expense, and develop a pilot program offering support for alternative homeownership such as cohousing.

"The crisis is province-wide. There are no neighbourhoods in Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Peterborough, Ottawa or Thunder Bay where the average one or two-bedroom apartment is affordable for a full-time minimum wage worker," the platform reads.