The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal has presented its brief as part of the public consultation organized by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal for the development of the Metropolitan Housing Policy (MHP).
With the dramatic shift in key housing parameters in a decade, this consultation is an opportunity to show ambition and realism in adopting a housing policy that meets the current and future needs of the population.
To this end, the Chamber maintains that the Metropolitan Housing Policy must explicitly aim to increase the housing supply in order to restore the balance in the housing market. A collaborative and transparent framework between governments and real estate developers is therefore essential for project development.
The Chamber also encourages the search for optimal density near the major public transit routes. The MHP must persevere on this path, which offers crucial economic and environmental benefits at a time when the transition to a more carbon-efficient society must be expedited.
Lastly, the Chamber maintains that the MHP cannot succeed in substantially boosting the social housing supply without a significant increase in funding from the provincial and federal governments.
Consult the brief (in French only)