What is a Housing Action Plan?
A Housing Action Plan provides municipalities with a framework that allows them to implement strategies intended to create and develop market, affordable and non-market housing units.
What Does This Guide Offer?
The Guide for Canadian Municipalities for the Development of a Housing Action Plan (PDF) was designed to assist small municipalities in developing housing plans to address their specific housing needs.
- Benefits of a Housing Action Plan
- Key components of a Housing Action Plan
- Steps to creating a Housing Action Plan
- Importance of accurate housing research
- Identification of barriers and opportunities
- Tools to create housing in a community
A glossary of terms, municipal tools and approaches to creating housing, as well as data sources are also presented in the Guide.
Along with this Guide, a companion presentation is available to assist municipalities to develop or enhance a local Housing Action plan.
CMHC’s team of experts is dedicated to advancing housing solutions across Canada. These experts work with municipalities and the private, public and non-profit sectors at a local level to help create vibrant, healthy communities.
To help get your community started, we are available to make a presentation on how to use the guide and the resources that CMHC can provide. Contact a representative in your region.