Discussion Forum on Affordable Housing to be held October 22

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North Grenville Council is holding a Discussion Forum on Affordable Housing on Tuesday, October 22, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the North Grenville Public Library (1 Water St., Kemptville).

This is part of a series of monthly Discussion Forums that North Grenville’s Municipal Council is convening to hear directly from residents on issues that affect them.

“North Grenville is a rapidly evolving community where housing is becoming more expensive and rental options are very limited. The Interim Report developed by the Task Force on Affordable Housing examined the current state of affordable rental housing and home ownership, identified gaps and opportunities, and identified actions the Municipality can take to increase options and access to affordable housing,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Council welcomes input and ideas from a diversity of residents and business leaders in our community who are familiar with housing challenges or who are personally affected.

The Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing will give a brief presentation outlining their Recommendations that were provided at the September 17, Council Meeting.

Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the current state of affordable housing in the Municipality of North Grenville, and the recommendations outlined in the Interim Report. Members of the Task Force and Municipal Council will be available to answer questions.

The Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing was set-up by the current Mayor and Municipal Councilors as a means of identifying priority short-term and longer-term objectives and implementation strategies aimed at advancing affordable housing availability and options for the residents of North Grenville.

Following the Discussion Forum, the Task Force will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 7:15pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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