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Community organization releasing housing affordability report

The report will examine vacancy rates in the city as well as how much rent has increased in recent years. 
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Townhomes slated for demolition on Heron Road. (Google Maps)

A new report on housing affordability in Ottawa is set to be released. 

The community organization ACORN have dubbed the report 'Affordable for Who?: The State of Affordable Housing in Ottawa.'  

The report, which delves into what ACORN calls an affordability crisis in Ottawa, is being released Wednesday.

The report will examine vacancy rates in the city as well as how much rent has increased in recent years. 

Mayoral candidate Clive Doucet will be in attendance at the Heron Road Community Centre for the release of the report at 11 a.m.

As part of his campaign platform, Doucet is proposing:

-The introduction of an Inclusionary zoning by-law that would ensure no residential development project is approved without providing a minimum of affordable housing units.
-The introduction of a Rental Replacement By-law to ensure affordable housing units aren't lost to higher market rental units.
-A clear statement that no rezoning will happen for Timbercreek, instead the city will use its authorities and powers to preserve and enhance the affordable housing at Herongate. A platform in his campaign includes measures to increase affordable housing.  




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