November 14, 2019 –
Residents are invited to come discuss the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014.
The City will host two open houses on Thursday, Nov. 28 – one from 3 to 5 p.m. and another 6 to 8 p.m. – both at the Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St. Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the review and ask questions.
“Relevant policies and funding have evolved over the past five years – and so have the housing pressures experienced by area residents. This mid-point update is an opportunity for the City and the County to take stock and adjust to meet the needs of our clients as effectively as possible,” says Ruth Noordegraf, Director, Housing and Social Services.
The City and the County have worked with service providers, community members, Acacia Consulting and Research and Focus Consulting Inc. to complete the Five-Year Review/Update of the Plan.
A summary slide-deck and the full five-year review Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment is available at www.CityofKingston.ca/Housing.
The slide-deck features highlights and graphs while the document goes into more depth and discussion about the subject areas below:
- The housing market including housing starts and new construction.
- The rental market including net migration, vacancy rate, per-unit costs and rental demand.
- Housing needs including demographics and need by household type and area.
- Urban and rural homelessness counts and shelter-use.