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10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan

Our housing and homelessness programs are guided by the 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan. The Plan establishes priorities for housing and homelessness services based on targeted consultations and research.

The Plan enables the City to:

  • Create a long-term community vision of shared goals, agreed upon priorities and strategies for a continuum of housing and homelessness services
  • Improve access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing
  • Coordinate and integrate housing and homelessness services to assist families and individuals
  • Assist in determination of housing and homelessness funding including but not limited to priorities and processes
  • Prepare for future senior government funding and partnership opportunities
  • Make recommendations on the process and structure of service delivery within the Corporation and with the City's delivery partners

Background documents

Documents associated with the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan include: The following documents are available upon request, please contact Housing Services to receive a copy:
  • Project Definition Document
  • City of Kawartha Lakes Housing Needs Study
  • Haliburton County Housing Needs Study
  • 2006 Kawartha Lakes Housing Strategy
  • 2006 Kawartha Lakes Housing Strategy - Background Report: Housing Need and Demand and Housing Supply Analysis
  • Housing Today - Awareness Publication

10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Review and Update

We are now nearing the half way point in the Plan and are currently working towards reviewing and updating the Plan which will provide updated goals based on evidence from up-to-date needs studies and consultations. The new goals established during the review will also provide ways to track our progress for the remainder of the Plan. The review and update is being led by a coordinating committee of City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton staff.

Community input for the review and update of the Plan will come from consultations with the following groups:

  • Existing housing-related committees
  • Landlord associations
  • Builders associations
  • City’s Human Services staff
  • City public consultation
  • County public consultation

The Plan Review and Update will result in a new 10 year plan (2019-2029) with a detailed action plan for the first five years (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024) and a forecasted plan for the last five years (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2029).


Public consultations were held on the following dates:

March 13, 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Ops Township Community Centre, 2569 Highway 7, Lindsay


March 14, 2019 from 9am to 2pm at the Haliburton Legion, 719 Mountain Street, Haliburton

 Please join us to share your experiences, thoughts and feedback on:

  • The goals and accomplishments from the current plan
  • Assessment of current and future needs
  • Improving local service coordination
  • Ending homelessness
  • Increasing affordable housing supply

Consultation slides are now available for reference.

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