Kitchener wins award for housing plan
The City of Kitchener won one of the Peter J. Marshall Innovation Awards 2021 for its “Housing For All Strategy”.
The award was announced at this week’s Ontario Ward Association conference.
Kitchener’s strategy makes housing a human right. It has already resulted in the development of more than 100 new supporting housing units.
“This award belongs to the many community members and partners who have worked with our council and staff to develop this important strategy. We are very happy about this recognition, but there is still a lot to be done. In line with our strategic plan, the strategy includes actionable priorities, including working with people with experiences of homelessness and housing problems to ensure the city does everything in its power to ensure that all residents have safe and affordable housing . ”Said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.
The mayor and other local leaders also used the conference as an opportunity to meet with provincial ministers to advocate for post-COVID economic recovery.