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Councillors named to affordable housing task force

Two Oshawa councillors have been named to a regional task force that will look at improving the region’s affordable and senior housing portfolios.

Councillors Dan Carter and Bob Chapman, who was named in his position of chair of the region’s finance and administration committee, will be among the 11 members of the Regional Task Force on Affordable and Seniors’ Housing. According to a news release from the region, the task force will report back to council in the fall on “recommended strategies related to the creation and maintenance of affordable and seniors’ housing.”

“In our updated Durham Region strategic plan, regional council made a commitment to reduce homelessness and consider innovative options for affordable housing,” states Roger Anderson, regional chair, in the release.

“The new task force will continue this dialogue and establish a strategic direction to support our growing region.”