To view the Request-for-Information, visit:  https://thebluemountains.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en
The Town of The Blue Mountains, on behalf of the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (“BMAHC”), has issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) from potential partners on attainable housing development. This RFI will be the first step in assessing opportunities for partnership in the development of attainable housing in The Town of The Blue Mountains (“TBM”).

The RFI will help BMAHC understand the level of market interest in the opportunity to partner in the development of attainable housing in TBM, any impediments or issues that need to be addressed prior to considering any next steps, a vision for the development of attainable housing in TBM that will meet BMAHC’s goals and objectives, and any conditions that may cause a builder to not respond to a potential future Request for Proposal. 

The lack of attainable housing is a significant issue in the Town of The Blue Mountains. Over 23 percent of TBM’s population spends more than 30 percent of their income on housing, which is a general market determinant of housing affordability. Housing attainability issues have had a negative impact on the local economy, with many businesses finding it challenging to fill job vacancies. A recent survey funded by the Government of Ontario titled, “Creating Attainable Housing in South Georgian Bay”, found that housing is becoming increasingly out of reach for the local workforce. Sixty percent of respondents indicated they would live in the area permanently if housing were affordable. Local workers, families, and seniors want to live in the area, but are increasingly unable to do so due to housing prices.

This survey is an opportunity for the public to share feedback on the challenges and opportunities facing the Town in developing attainable housing as well as BMAHC’s goals and objectives.

BMAHC will continue engaging the public and council as they go through this process to ensure that its plans and any proposed developments are guided by local input.

Request-for-Information Document

To view the Request-for-Information document, please visit the following link: https://thebluemountains.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en
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