For a Green and Prosperous Outaouais

Housing Strategy

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Context

Identify and move forward innovative solutions for a housing strategy in the Outaouais.

Across the region, the lack of affordable housing represents a multi-faceted challenge. What innovative solutions exist and how might they be implemented to fit the unique contours of the region’s diverse communities?

Also, a lot of the housing stock in the region is old, inefficiently insulated and in need of maintenance, while builders and renovators struggle to hire and keep skilled tradesmen. How can new construction technologies, building codes and zoning ordinances work together to spur innovation in construction, refurbish existing buildings and significantly reduce future energy costs?

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