Did you know?

  •  1 in 3 Mississauga households have affordability issues (spending more than 30% of their income on housing)
  • 1 in 8 have severe affordability issues (spending more than half their income on housing)

Housing Choices:  Mississauga’s Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan

Mississauga needs housing choices for everyone to feel they belong. Ontario laws now require municipalities to allow second units in homes. Second units are also known as basement apartments or in-law suites.

Second units have the potential to expand housing opportunities within established communities and provide much needed safe, healthy, housing choices. They can offer affordable accommodation to youth, older adults and new immigrants while providing additional income for homeowners, or older adults wanting to stay in their neighbourhood.

Next Steps

Staff are currently developing a made-in-Mississauga strategy for second units and recently held a series of public consultation workshops to gather thoughts and ideas on how best to allow them.  They will be bringing a report to Planning and Development Committee in late fall.  It will be posted on the City’s website.  Please visit mississauga.ca/housingchoices for more information and updates.