City seeks input on housing in Airdrie

February 1, 2017/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie has commissioned a study to review the full spectrum of housing needs in Airdrie. The resulting housing strategy will look at what is needed to understand the types of housing that exists and gaps between community needs and housing options. The study will recommend strategies and actions based on community needs and the economic and population changes that are projected for the City.

The purpose of the study is to determine the nature and extent of housing needs in Airdrie in order to undertake appropriate and effective planning. The resulting plan will recommend strategies to ensure Airdrie residents, including moderate and lower income households, have a reasonable choice of housing options.

“The strategy will help to define the roles of the City, community organizations, public and private housing corporations and other levels of government in meeting the needs of Airdrie’s residents and communities into the future,” says Michelle Lock, Community Services Director. “This project will also help the City and our community organizations, agencies, communities and businesses work together in planning and addressing our housing needs and goals in the years to come.”

The Housing research project is using a number of means of collecting information including an online survey for residents. The survey is an important opportunity for residents to provide information on the types of housing that currently exist in Airdrie as well as what type of housing that will be needed as the City continues to grow and develop into the future.

We encourage all residents to take a few minutes and complete the survey by February 28, 2017 and help us better understand how housing issues impacts our city and what actions may provide the most benefit.

All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Media contact:

Michelle Lock
Director, Community Services
City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext. 8872

 

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