Municipality Launches Housing Survey

The Municipality of Kincardine, in partnership with Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), has launched a Municipal Housing Survey to better understand local housing needs and inform the development of a Housing Action Plan.

“We’re pleased to support the Municipality of Kincardine’s public engagement efforts around this critical work,” said Barb Fisher, General Manager of Bruce CFDC.

“Like many communities across Canada, the Municipality of Kincardine is dealing with an affordable and attainable housing crisis,” says Mayor Glover. “Home prices continue to soar, and rental vacancy rates remain at an all-time low.”

Growth, prompted by urban to rural migrations, Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) project, and other factors, are changing the local housing market. According to 2021 Statistics Canada data, the population of the Municipality grew by 7.7% since 2016.

“There are several areas where we lack housing data, especially around rentals and the types of housing people desire,” commented Councillor Maureen Couture, Council Representative for the Community Economic Development Committee.  “The housing survey will fill in some of these data gaps and help to identify specific actions the Municipality can take to address the local housing crisis.”

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Residents will receive a postcard in the mail over the next several days which encourages participation in the Municipal Housing Survey.

How to participate in the Municipal Housing Survey:

• Online www.kincardine.ca/housing

• Call Metroline toll-free at 1-800-827-0676 x1 (refer to ‘Kincardine Housing Survey’)

• Head straight to the survey with the QR code:

The Municipality is happy to accommodate other needs – individuals who require an alternate format for the survey may contact Cherie Leslie, Community Economic Development Coordinator, at cleslie@kincardine.ca or 519-385-5310.

“We need as many people as possible to complete the Municipal Housing Survey as this will guide the development of our Housing Action Plan and allow us to better plan for future growth.” said Leslie. “We encourage all residents and anyone seeking housing in the Municipality of Kincardine to participate.”

Learn more about the Municipal Housing Survey, the Municipality’s work around housing, and the development of the Housing Action Plan at www.kincardine.ca/housing.