Partners comment on housing challenges

In late 2012, the Timmins 2020 Steering Committee announced plans to complete a comprehensive housing study to identify gaps in Timmins’ housing stock. SHS Consulting, the consulting firm hired to complete the study, will conduct extensive research and develop a 20-year housing strategy to address local housing needs. The consultants will be guided by a community-based Housing Committee.

The housing study is a complex undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and funds. Team 2020 announced in April that several community partners have come forward to show their support and contribute funds. These four sponsors are: Attawapiskat Resources Inc., the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board, Goldcorp, and Xstrata.

We interviewed a representative from each organization to get their thoughts on why housing is an important issue for Timmins, and why their organization has decided to support this project. Click each logo below to be taken to that organization’s interview.