Ottawa to restore and increase charge for affordable housing

The charge levied by Ottawa city council to fund affordable housing is set to be restored and slightly increased.

The $189 charge was added to the development charge for every single and semi-detached home built but the charge was stopped as it wasn’t clear if or how the collected funds were being spent. The new proposal is to restore the fee and increase it to $208 from the start of October.

The development fee charges will total $22,173 inside the Greenbelt and $30,362 outside.

The $208 fee will likely be passed on to consumers and the collected funds will be used for affordable housing in Longfields next year.

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