Endorsement Quote: "The three pillars are very strong and must be at the heart of our actions. However, the six actions are not sufficient to address the problem of affordable housing. Relying a strategy on only these actions will miss the mark by a wide margin. For example, the Inclusionary Zoning policy and the pre-emptive right are very effective in improving or preserving social mix, which is a very important element. However, their effectiveness in increasing the number of affordable housing units is greatly overestimated. There are still important elements to be put in place, but it is largely insuficient. For example, the City of Ottawa needs to be able to support the creation of a large housing co-op that would be able to buy and build housing and spread the risk. This can be done by using the city's financial capacity to guarantee investment. The city needs to get powers and budgets back from the province to be able to take more consistent action. Citizens must have a stronger voice in development projects. Consideration should be given to creating mandatory, public rent insurance to prevent landlords from discriminating against lower-income people and denying them access to rents."
|1. Stop the Loss||✔️Tenants Protections: "The city that allows renovations and new construction must make it very, very expensive to drive tenants out, to the point where it is no longer an option. This is a place where an extensive pre-emptive right could be used to force the sale of units evicting tenants to the city at market price."||✔️Housing Acquisition: "Yes, this can be done through the conversion to a co-op or through city-owned non-profit enterprises. The operations must be financially efficient, to allow for significant development of the utility or co-op and rapidly increase the number of units under management."|
|2. Create More||✔️Inclusionary Zoning: "This is a good measure to ensure the diversity of our neighbourhoods. It promotes social and economic diversity. For that alone, it is a measure to be supported."||
✔️Increased Budget: "It is important that the city mobilises other major cities to increase the financial resources available for this action. I support the increase, as well as the focus on indigenous people."
|3. Preserve the Quality||✔️Landlord Licensing: "It is important to ensure effective control for both tenants and landlords who are doing the right thing in dealing with cheaters. It is also important to support small landlords who are close to their tenants."||✔️Ombudsperson: "This is a good measure"|
Link to website: https://eng.kimleclerc.ca/