Renfrew County is working on a plan to get more homes built – and quickly.
The County has announced its seeking partners who can work with it to apply for funds from the federal government’s Rapid Housing Initiative
The program is part of a national housing strategy and it can provide money for new construction projects or for converting existing buildings to affordable housing projects.
County Manager of Housing and Homelessness, Jennifer Dombroskie believes there are groups out there that can work with her to address an issue that’s impacting all corners of the county, including Barry’s Bay.
“There is undeniably a housing shortage across all of Renfrew County, not just a shortage of housing for all spectrums of the housing market, but particularly affordable housing,” she says.
“At this time with our housing registry wait list, through the Renfrew County Housing Corporation, there’s approximately 1,300 applicants who are waiting for affordable housing placement at one of our rent-geared-to-income owned properties, or for a rental allowance or rent subsidy.”
Groups that want to work with the county on a project are asked to submit an expression of interest by February 10th.