In March 2022, the City of Brantford and the County of Brant approved the creation of a new affordable housing build on Trillium Way in Paris, Brant – one of the collaborative projects being implemented to achieve the deliverables set out in the Mayors’ Housing Partnerships Task Force Affordable Housing Action Plan. The Trillium Way housing development will be occupied by singles, couples, small families, and seniors within the City of Brantford and the County of Brant.
The need for more affordable housing in the community has never been greater. At present, there are over 1,200 households on the centralized housing waitlist for community housing, whereby over 65 per cent of applicants are waiting for one and two-bedroom units including seniors, people with no dependents and small families.
“Due to the unprecedented housing crisis in our country, access to affordable housing has never been so needed. In both the City and County, we have heard the challenges that those in our community face and we are thankful that through our partnership with the City of Brantford we are able to offer initiatives such as the Trillium Way development. This is one step towards providing those in need with the opportunity to not only stay in our community but also feel the safety and security that housing brings,” said David Bailey, Mayor for the County of Brant.
Through a request for proposals (RFP) process, VERLY Construction Group was selected to build the new affordable housing build that will feature 49 one and two-bedroom units for a mixture of income levels and households. This project is in partnership with Brantford Native Housing, Nova Vita, and Sensity and will create much needed additional housing.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to the security, wellbeing, and improved quality of life that comes with housing stability. Recognizing we still have a great deal of work to do to achieve our mutual goals, tackling the affordable housing crisis in our region together with our neighbours in the County of Brant through cost sharing initiatives such as the Trillium Way development is a very positive and progressive step forward,” added Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford.
The building has been designed to be net zero energy ready, meaning the building will be constructed with optimal efficiency, and over the course of a year, generate energy onsite, using clean renewable resources, in a quantity equal to or greater than the total amount of energy consumed onsite.
A building permit for the development was issued by the County of Brant Building department on June 13, 2023 and construction is expected to be completed in November 2024.
Community members interested in residing at this development can review affordable housing eligibility requirements and apply for the centralized housing waitlist at www.Brantford.ca/FindAffordableHousing or by calling 519-759-4150.