Supportive Housing Study

The Town is undertaking a Supportive Housing Study to ensure policies and zoning regulations meet the current needs of the community and are in compliance with legislation.

Supportive Housing Study Implementation

Last fall the Town of Milton undertook a Supportive Housing Study to ensure policies and zoning regulations meet the current needs of the community and are in compliance with the provincial and national legislation as well as the Human Rights Code.

Council Endorsed the Study and its findings in January 2018, with a recommendation to move forward with the amendments to implement proposed modifications to the Town’s Policy Framework.

The Town is currently in the process of implementing the recommendations of the Study and the following modification charts illustrate the intended changes to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law:

On June 20th 2018 the Town of Milton held an Open House for initial review and comment on proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law as a part of the implementation process following the Supportive Housing Study being endorsed by Council in January 2018. The presentation and display boards from the meeting are linked below:

Study Documents

The Supportive Housing Study was endorsed by Town Council on January 29, 2018.  Next steps will be to draft policy amendments that will be brought forward through the statutory public process early 2018. 

Background:

In 2002, the Town undertook a Group Homes Study which was intended to provide recommendations with respect to the Town of Milton's policy and regulatory framework relating to the establishment of group homes. The Study involved:

  • Review of the existing Official Plan policies and zoning provisions;
  • Research on policy and zoning approaches used in other jurisdictions;
  • Stakeholder consultation;
  • Evaluation of issues;
  • Development of options arising from the research, evaluation and consultation; and
  • Recommendations of revisions required to the policy and regulatory framework to address the issues raised.

Based upon the recommendations of the study, Council adopted amendments to both its Official Plan and Zoning By-law to update its policy and regulatory framework. These amendments have not been reviewed or updated since that time.

2017 Study Objectives:

The new Supportive Housing Study will seek to gain a better understanding of the existing supportive housing policy framework, identify what the desired supportive housing framework should look like and set out how to update Milton's policy framework to meet the needs of the community and ensure compliance with provincial and national legislation as well as the Human Rights Code. 

Public Consultation: 

The Town and consulting team will be hosted a Community Open House on Wednesday June 20, 2018.  At this meeting, there will be opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed modifications to the Town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law. 

For meeting details, see: