Statement on Housing in Hamilton

October 13, 2022

Last night towards the end of my Town Hall in downtown Hamilton, I was asked a question by a resident and I misspoke when talking about CityHousing Hamilton. My comments came at the end of a long day and do not reflect my position or platform.

I want to make myself 100% clear: our housing plan does not involve touching CityHousing Hamilton’s budget, nor do we intend to change the vital role CHH plays in providing affordable housing to its 13,000 tenants. I want a Hamilton where we use all the tools at our disposal to build more truly affordable housing and deliver the wraparound supports people need to live healthy lives. I want to help our non-profit partners with the issues they face, particularly with development charges.

I’m not the expert on housing, but it’s an issue I’m passionate about and is a top priority in my platform. My plan for housing has been informed by experts in the housing space and it’s those voices I will rely on as mayor to make informed decisions as to how we aim higher for Hamilton to address our housing crisis.

You can read more about our Homes for Hamilton plan here.

Keanin Loomis
Candidate, Mayor of Hamilton