Windsor council OKs $39-million plan to build affordable housing
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Windsor Star/Craig Pearson
For the first time in three decades, the City of Windsor will build new affordable housing — thanks to a $38.8-million plan to create up to 150 units.
Councillors on Monday unanimously approved a plan to construct a multi-storey building at 3100 Meadowbrook Lane in the east end, likely starting construction next year and welcoming residents in 2020.
“This is a great news story,” Jelena Payne, the city’s community development and health commissioner, said Tuesday. “That’s partly because it has been a long time since we’ve seen a significant investment in the building of new affordable housing in our community.”
The last time the City of Windsor built affordable housing was 106 units in 1987.