Hamilton land trust to secure first property for affordable housing

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By Molly Hayes

The Hamilton Community Land Trust is on track to get its first piece of property thanks to a gift from the city.

The city acquired the land at 278 Wilson St. in the Lansdale neighbourhood after a home on the property was destroyed in a fire more than 15 years ago. It was declared surplus in 2008.

After a series of meetings between the HCLT and Ward 3 Coun. Matthew Green, the parcel was identified as the perfect spot for “affordable ownership townhomes.”

Green put forward a motion to donate it to the organization during Tuesday’s planning committee meeting.

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Article and image source: The Hamilton Spectator

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