KDSB Launches Regional Housing Strategy
The Kenora District Services Board announced in a press release that a Regional Housing Strategy is being developed for the District of Kenora. The KDSB has successfully secured funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to begin consultations in each of the District’s communities to plan adequate housing developments across the housing continuum.
The KDSB will be working with Urban Systems to develop a Regional Housing Strategy for the Kenora District. The Regional Housing Strategy will focus on the District as a whole with a focus on all housing needs, and will also have specific actions for the District’s nine municipalities: the Cities of Kenora and Dryden; Municipalities of Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, and Machin; and, Townships of Ignace, Ear Falls, Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls, and Pickle Lake.
Residents of the district are invited to take part in a community survey, which will be live until October 29. Community focus groups are being conducted the week of October 4-8, and Community open houses will also be held the week of October 4-8.
“The Kenora District Regional Housing Strategy will be a key tool in addressing the housing shortage throughout the region,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.
“The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation recognizes the region’s housing supply constraints and supports this initiative to tackle the issue. It is critical that this work begins as soon as possible to help alleviate shortages. I strongly encourage all interested parties to share their experiences, expertise, and to get involved.”
The KDSB wants to hear about your experiences and ideas for housing. Please stop by an open house meeting, no registration required, to learn more about the Kenora District Housing Strategy and to share your thoughts!
Below are the locations, and dates of the KDSB’s open houses:
Dryden – Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre 100 Casimir Ave, October 6th, 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm
Kenora – Rotary Room, Kenora Recreation Centre 18 Mike Richards Way, October 4th, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm
Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls – Sioux Narrows Community Hall 5685 Highway 71, October 4th, 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm
Red Lake – Conference Hall, Super 8 11 Hughes Cres, October 5th, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm
Ear Falls – Municipal Board Room, Ear Falls Government Building 30 McCallum Street, October 5th, 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm
Machin – Vermillion Bay Municipal Building 20 Friendship Drive, October 6th, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm
Sioux Lookout – Forest Inn 11 May St, October 7th, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pickle Lake – Community Hall 14 Koval Street, October 7th, 2021, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Ignace – Silver Tops Senior Center 300 Pine Street, October 8th, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm