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Creating affordable homes in Saanich

Saanich has an affordability problem. Here are three things we can do to create more attainable housing, much more quickly

  1. Update our neighbourhood zones to make it easier to build duplexes, triplexes and townhouses. Places with three bedrooms and a little yard, that’s close to schools, parks and shopping. Something that’s less expensive than a single family home and attainable for families

  2. Zone our centres and corridors for purpose-built rental. Making it easier to build rental homes for people that are close to shopping, transit and local services

  3. Work with non-profit housing providers to build non-market housing that’s geared to income on Saanich-owned properties

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