Filling the Housing Gap in Rural Communities

Date: January 11, 2022


Filling the Housing Gap in Rural Communities

GUELPH, ON, Date – The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) and IT firm Itergy are partnering to address a housing shortfall in Eastern Ontario through the creation of an innovative digital tool that will support municipalities in the planning and construction of new affordable housing.

“The tool aims to provide local, reliable, salient, and current rural data to assist municipalities and proponents with the creation of affordable housing solutions,” said Marcia Wallace CAO, Prince Edward County and EOWC project co-lead.

“The COVID pandemic has led to significant increases in rural migration, demand for rural housing and a rural housing crisis,” said ROI Executive Director Ellen Sinclair. “What has been a long standing concern in large urban centres is quickly becoming a concern for rural areas.”

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