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Thursday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. A Conversation about Affordable Housing in the Grand Bend Area

Hosted by Sunset Community Foundation and the Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce

2:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2022, Grand Bend Place, 25 Main Street, Grand Bend, and on Zoom. If you’d like to receive information in advance of the meeting, please email sunsetcommunityfoundation@gmail.com

The housing crunch is being felt across Canada, and the Grand Bend area is no exception. House prices here have increased 50 to 70% in the past two years. Yet many local businesses are in the hospitality and retail sectors. It’s hard for employers to find the staff they need, and for young singles, young families, and seniors to find places to live. Inspired by innovative solutions developed in other communities, the Foundation and the Chamber want to explore how we can build partnerships to create affordable rental housing in our community.

Presentations by:

  • John Nicholson, Greg Playford and Fred Galloway, Directors, and Martha Powell, CEO, London Community Foundation, discussing the Foundation’s affordable housing initiative
  • Mitchell Rhodes, Director Community Renewal Company, United Way Perth-Huron, discussing plans for affordable housing projects across the region

An open discussion will follow.