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AHAC

Affordable Housing Action Committee

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About AHAC

The Affordable Housing Action Committee (AHAC) is a committee of citizens endorsed by City and County Councils for its expertise on housing and homelessness issues. The members of AHAC consist of community members, City staff, City and County Councillors, and other volunteers.

The Terms of Reference for the committees provides more details, but overall, through active community participation, AHAC will advise and advocate:

  1. for the ongoing availability of affordable, accessible, appropriate and well-maintained housing;
  2. for the community supports and service necessary to ensure housing security; and 
  3. for effective policy on affordable housing supply and services at all levels of government.

Mission

To facilitate within our greater community the creation of more affordable housing options for people who are precariously or insecurely housed or homeless using a variety of approaches including collaborative networking, housing policy development, capacity building and advocacy.

Sub-Committees

AHAC Sub-Committee members are community members interested in supporting the AHAC mission. There are three (3) sub-committees, each with their own focus.

  • Supply Sub-Committee: Monitors trends, evaluates initiatives and makes recommendations, following active community participation, to maintain and enhance the supply of relevant affordable housing.
  • Community Education Sub-Committee: Researches issues affecting affordable housing and educates the community. Also produces the annual Housing is Fundamental document.
  • Services Sub-Committee: Monitors trends, evaluate initiatives and make recommendations, following active community participation, to maintain and enhance access to housing and related services. (As needed basis)

Housing is Fundamental

AHAC has released the 2016 edition of Housing is Fundamental. This report is prepared by the Community Education Sub-Committee of AHAC, which researches issues affecting affordable housing. The 2016 Data File has been provided by the sub-committee for reference.  Previous editions can be viewed through the following links: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 20072006

Road Map for Housing Developers

The Road Map for Housing Developers is a guide to developing multi-unit residential housing in the Peterborough area. This step-by-step guide is intended for use by private and not for profit organizations as they develop quality and affordable housing for residents of Peterborough County and City. It can also be accessed via www.peterborough.ca/ahac/roadmapforhousingdevelopers.

Housing Perceptions Survey

Members of AHAC successfully prepared and distributed a "Housing Perceptions Survey" in 2016. The Summary document is now available and will be used in a targeted consultation beginning in 2017.