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.

In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, this is to advised that the Corporation of the Town of Milton has initiated a local official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment to implement the policy and regulatory modifications that were recommended through the Town's Supportive Housing Study.  The Statutory Public meeting has been scheduled.  See the notice to the statutory public meeting and the proposed amendments below:

Public Consultation

On June 20th 2018, the Town of Milton held an open house for initial review and comment on proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law as a part of the implementation process following the Supportive Housing Study being endorsed by Council in January 2018.

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, Milton 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.

For more information, please contact:

Megan Lovell, Policy Planner
905-878-7252, ext. 2398
Email:  Planning and Development