The warm weather means contractors are getting busy with construction. Henry Wall at the district services board is optimistic about new housing projects.
"This is all coming together. We remain confident that -- if Ontario (the province) listens to what our communities have presented it -- we can make an incredible dent into our existing housing backlog
The services board is looking to build more than 100 units within two years.
"Really, I think after about two decades of not much happening housing-wise, here's a real opportunity for it to come together and we can start increasing our housing stock," Wall added.
The services board has plans to establish another 150 supportive housing units in the district this year, with 60 to 80 of those housing units being brand new builds. However, for every family that the services board places in a home, there are between 20 to 27 families added to the housing wait-list.
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