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File #: AR-20-124    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2020 In control: Community Living Standing Committee
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Housing Affordability & Accessibility Project Update Presented by: Lory Scott, Affordable Housing Liaison Officer, Planning & Development Department
Attachments: 1. Housing Affordability & Accessibility Implementation Plan, 2. Appendix 1
TAMRMS#: B09

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Housing Affordability & Accessibility Project Update
Presented by: Lory Scott, Affordable Housing Liaison Officer, Planning & Development Department

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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That the Community Living Standing Committee recommend to Council that the Housing Affordability and Accessibility Implementation Plan, and the required associated funding model, provided as an Attachment to the June 9, 2020 agenda report entitled “Housing Diversity and Accessibility Implementation Plan” be approved.
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PURPOSE OF REPORT
This report is being provided as part of the Corporate Business Plan 2018 - 2021 actions needed to execute Council’s Strategic Priority #5, specifically to work with regional partners to explore the creation of additional housing options to address issues of affordability and accessibility and review best practices for alternative financing.

ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL STRATEGIC PRIORITY
Strategic Priority #5: Housing: Enhance Housing Options
Facilitate an increase in the variety of housing types in St. Albert to respond to market demands and accommodate the diverse needs of residents.

2018 - 2021 Corporate Business Plan Activity
5.3: Work with regional partners to explore the creation of additional housing options to address issues of affordability and accessibility and review best practices for alternative financing.


ALIGNMENT TO SERVICE DELIVERY
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ALIGNMENT TO COUNCIL (OR COMMITTEE) DIRECTION OR MANDATORY STATUTORY PROVISION
On January 6, 2020 Council passed the following motions:

(CB-19-041)
That Administration is directed to present housing affordability and accessibility recommendations to the Community Living Standing Committee or to Council by June 15, 2020, consistent with Option 3 in the Housing Governance Models report, based on the criteria that:

a. the City’s involvement in promoting affordable and accessible housing will not duplicate areas of responsibility of the senior levels of gover...

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