The Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association joined with the Ontario Home Builders Association on Tuesday in releasing a five-point plan to create more affordable housing locally and across the province.
The plan offers policy recommendations for the provincial government’s consideration, when it comes to affordable housing. On Wednesday at noon Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark plans to announce additional legislation to help municipalities build more homes faster.
“It’s general guidelines, and some of it is actually based off Bill 109, which Minister Steve Clark had released in March (2022) to get more housing built,” said Rebecca Schillemat, executive officer at the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association. “Eliminating red tape is the biggest buzzword in homebuilding.”
Red tape slows down the construction of new homes, she…