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Housing Plans

The City of Kenora’s Official Plan and Strategic Plan: 2015 to 2020, have made affordable housing a key principle and priority in guiding community development into the future. Both of the strategic documents speak to the City supporting housing in an integrated manner within new or existing development. They also reflect on a mix and range of housing types that meets the physical and financial needs of all current and future residents. To help inform these commitments, the City has completed multiple studies including the 2014 Affordable Housing Study and the State of Housing Report which in turn, have been used to inform policy tools in the Enabling Affordable Housing Action Plan.

OUR COMMITMENT: “Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to the occupancy of accommodation without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability or the receipt of public assistance.”

This is the principle behind our work. The City is committed to being consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code when working with public agencies and making recommendations to Council on housing developments in Kenora.

The City is not a housing provider. The Development Services provides guidance and resources to support the development of a wide variety of housing types.

For more information contact: Adam Smith, Development Services Strategist,, 807-467-2191

Importance of Affordable Housing Infographic