The Healthy Transportation Coalition will be holding a rally for affordable housing at Ottawa City Hall on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.
More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where modest income populations are at a disadvantage. As Hintonburg is adjacent to two major hubs and will be bordered on two sides by light rail this will become a significant issue in terms of affordable housing in our community.
Affordable, inclusive, and equitable Transit-Oriented Development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy. With your help, we can make this issue a City Council priority. More details can be found here.