Housing Initiative

Exploratory and Conceptual Design for Housing Development


West Prince Housing Needs Assessment

West Prince Housing Growth Projection

Seven Considerations for Housing Supply and Affordability in West Prince

About the Project

West Prince is experiencing an increased demand for housing from a variety of factors. The private sector has responded by increasing the number of apartment units and individuals are constructing family dwellings. Government has also made significant investments in its deeply affordable housing units through agreements with private developers.

There is concern in the community that not all development is sufficiently meeting the needs of all resident types. The West Prince Housing Initiative seeks to engage tenants, community organizations, and other stakeholders in the housing sector and generate collaborative ideas to address housing concerns in the region.

West Prince Housing Needs Assessment

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Housing challenges in Western PEI have affected the overall economic growth and potential of the region. The availability of housing plays a role in how local businesses can attract and retain workers needed to keep our local business community thriving. Housing availability and suitability have also impacted the quality of life experienced by our community members. Rising costs, unsuitable size, and age/required maintenance for both owned and rented properties can be stressful and negatively impact mental well-being.

Develop West Prince is pleased to release the 2023 West Prince Housing Needs Assessment completed by AOR Solutions. The assessment has explored the local housing context and the opportunities and challenges it holds. An essential outcome is a realization that business, community organizations, and municipalities must come together to address our region’s housing needs. The assessment encompasses the Westisle Family of Schools area including Tignish, Alberton, O’Leary, Tyne Valley, Lennox Island First Nation, and surrounding areas.

West Prince Housing Growth Projection

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PEI is seeing a growth in population and West Prince is no exception. While the region has grown at a slower rate than the rest of the province the area has witnessed considerable population changes in recent years. This report outlines potential population growth models for the region and the resulting need for new housing development. Information is presented on a regional as well as municipal basis for Tignish, Alberton, O’Leary, and Tyne Valley.

Report created by Matt Pelletier of SJ Murphy Consulting/AOR Solutions.

Exploratory and Conceptual Design for Housing Development

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Responding to housing need requires multi-stakeholder support, including the community housing sector. The “Exploratory and Conceptual Design for Housing Development” report seeks to outline considerations for non-profit housing providers seeking to construct affordable housing in the region. Consideration is given to market costs, available programs for government investment, and design considerations.

Report created by MRSB Consulting and Coles Associates.

Seven Considerations for Housing Supply and Affordability in West Prince

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This resource explores seven areas impacting housing supply and affordability in Western PEI.

Summary

These resource documents are offered to the public as a resource suitable for business planning, feasibility analysis, and advocacy efforts. Develop West Prince wishes to bring members from the business, non-profit, and municipal sectors together to learn how we can collectively work to address housing challenges and the expressed needs in our region.

Develop West Prince is a non-profit community development organization seeking to collaborate, support, and advocate for community and economic growth in the region. The organization is open to the communication of ideas, suggestions, and questions that relate to housing to support our region’s continued growth and improvement in quality of life.

Housing is a complex challenge but offers plenty of opportunity for innovative solutions. It will take a community effort that involves all of us to address our local housing needs. We, as a community, need to come together to solve our collective housing needs.

If you would like to connect with Develop West Prince to discuss this further please connect with Tracy Pineau at tracy@developwestprince.ca or follow Develop West Prince on social media.


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