Guiding the Future of Toronto Community Housing – Resident Advisory Group
Building and providing safe and affordable housing is a fundamental responsibility of our city. In July 2016, in response to the report Tenants First: A Way Forward for Toronto Community Housing and Social Housing in Toronto, Council adopted a set of strategic directions and requested an implementation plan to support the City's efforts to provide clean, safe, well-maintained, affordable homes to residents. The initiative includes transitioning a portion of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's portfolio to a new community-based, non-profit corporation and to community-based, non-profit providers of social housing.
I was pleased that City Council passed my motion to ensure that we commit to providing the level of funding needed to improve and sustain TCHC, but also to ensure that the continued work towards accomplishing the above goals keeps the future of tenants, accountability, and equity at the heart of the process.
Residents must guide this process, and be involved every step of the way. To that end, the next steps also include establishing a Resident Advisory Group, made up of TCHC residents, to guide the development of the implementation plan. The City project team is now beginning the process to establish the 13-member panel. To learn how to apply, click here. Please also share this widely to all TCHC residents in your community.