Committee backs amended anti-poverty plan that aims at housing

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Hamilton councillors have approved a 10-year, $50-million, poverty-fighting plan that puts the focus on affordable housing.

The plan approved unanimously Wednesday is an amended one from the one presented to the committee and worked out after broad consultation with many community groups.

That plan contained a lot of specific program or actions and the new motion does away with a lot of that specific direction to instead put the clear emphasis on dealing with the city’s massive housing affordability problem.

The motion that council ended up carrying unanimously came from Ward 5 Councillor Chad Collins and Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

The broad strokes of both versions of the plan involve spending the $50 million over the next 10 years, from 2017 to 2027.

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Article and image source: CBC Hamilton

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