Petition #1 to York Region and Markham Council regarding Affordable Housing options for seniors from UPC – A Community Church

The city of Markham has a shortage of affordable housing for its seniors made worse by the fact that Markham has long waiting lists for subsidized retirement housing and for long-term care facilities.

Therefore, we request that the City of Markham’s Council develop and implement a ‘Made-in-Markham’ housing strategy in cooperation with York Region thereby enabling Markham-based places of worship (churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, gurdwaras and others) to build social/subsidized housing for low-income families and/or seniors on their properties in cooperation with Housing York.