May 19, 2022 3:27 p.m.
The Gray Bruce Community Foundation has released its Vital Focus on Housing report.
The report includes findings related to housing in Gray and Bruce Counties that address affordability and accessibility, equity, standard of living and well-being.
The report indicates that Gray County and Bruce County are top destinations for migrants from the GTA. Housing prices are rising more and more.
And he found that the housing crisis is not just a problem for the economically disadvantaged.
Workers who might traditionally be considered ‘middle class’ are experiencing a lack of housing options
Meanwhile, supports for the homeless or those in housing difficulty are inadequate, and not everyone has equal access to affordable housing.
The Foundation hopes the report will spark a conversation and lead to partnerships between governments, developers, social services and charities to address the issue.
A news release said the report incorporates local data from a variety of sources and translates it into a readable and accessible format that tells how Gray and Bruce counties measure up.
Stuart Reid, Executive Director of the Foundation, said: “This report comes at a time when housing is a priority for so many people facing challenges in our community. We hope the data and human insights shared in this Vital Focus will spark conversations across the region.
The statement states that Vital Signs® uses local knowledge to measure the well-being of our community and supports actions aimed at improving the quality of life for all. Vital Signs® is Canada’s largest community data program, led by Community Foundations of Canada and led by community foundations across the country and around the world.
Established in 1994, the Gray Bruce Community Foundation has a mandate to enhance community vitality by fostering open discussion of local needs, sharing knowledge, and increasing endowments to provide strategic grants and support to a wide range of communities. non-profit organizations.
The report is online at www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com