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Timmins Community Housing Plan Phase 3 Complete

Timmins Community Housing Plan Phase 3 Complete

For the past year we’ve been developing a strategic, long term Community Housing Plan to help address local housing needs. The Timmins Community Housing Plan is a key initiative of the Timmins 2020 Strategic Plan and is intended to help enhance community investment and quality of life in the city. Affordable housing issues were one of the key concerns during […]

Phase 3 of the Housing Plan is now Underway

Phase 3 of the Housing Plan is now Underway

For the past year we’ve been developing a strategic, long term Community Housing Plan to help address local housing needs. The Timmins Community Housing Plan is a key initiative of the Timmins 2020 Strategic Plan and is intended to help enhance community investment and quality of life in the city. Affordable housing issues were one of the key concerns during […]

More Feedback Wanted on Housing Recommendations

More Feedback Wanted on Housing Recommendations

The Housing Committee is asking for one more round of public input on our Housing Strategy. For the past year we’ve been developing a strategic, long term Community Housing Plan to help address local housing needs. The Timmins Community Housing Plan is a key initiative of the Timmins 2020 Strategic Plan and is intended to help enhance community investment and […]

Housing Consultation Planned for June 30th

Do you have ideas about housing in Timmins? Fill us in! For the past year the City of Timmins has been pursuing the development of a strategic, long term Community Housing Plan to help address local housing needs. The Timmins Community Housing Plan is a key initiative of the Timmins 2020 Strategic Plan and is intended […]

Council to hear Housing Study Phase 2 report

Council to hear Housing Study Phase 2 report

This month, Timmins City Council will hear from SHS Consulting, the firm developing a housing strategy for Timmins. Affordable housing issues were one of the key concerns during the Timmins 2020 Strategic Planning sessions. There is a perception that we have too few housing options for seniors, young people and families. The average cost of […]

Download the Phase 1 Housing Report

Download the Phase 1 Housing Report

SHS Consulting, the firm hired to conduct an in-depth study of the housing situation in Timmins, has completed the first phase of the Timmins Housing Strategy. The first phase puts some numbers behind the supply and demand for affordable housing in Timmins. You can download the report here. Key findings include: Despite changing demographics, housing […]

Timmins Housing Study quantifies affordability

Timmins Housing Study quantifies affordability

We all know that Timmins, like many resource communities, faces some housing issues. Now, thanks to our ongoing Housing Strategy study and project, we have an idea of just how many in the city are experiencing affordability problems. According to the study by SHS, 24% of renters in the city are spending 30-49% of their […]

Timmins Housing Study Quantifies Housing Challenges

Timmins Housing Study Quantifies Housing Challenges

The Timmins Regional Housing Study is almost completed, and the draft report released to the Housing Committee includes some supply and demand information that will guide the recommendations. The Housing Committee is meeting in the first week of February to discuss the findings and a potential action plan. One of the findings is that 25% […]

1 in 4 Timmins renters in unaffordable units

1 in 4 Timmins renters in unaffordable units

The Timmins Housing Strategy has completed the research and consultation phases of the project and is now evaluating the information, looking for best practices, and developing recommendations. There are a couple of major challenges in every community facing housing shortages or low vacancy rates. These include: It can be hard to get the private sector […]

Housing Survey Closing October 25th

Housing Survey Closing October 25th

If you have ideas about housing in Timmins, be sure to click on the Housing Survey link at the right side of this page to share your thoughts before Friday October 25th.