Alignment with 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

This project follows through on a commitment in the City’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, specifically the action item of developing an affordable housing strategy under the “Attracting Business Investment and Tourism” strategic pillar. Council approved $60,000 in the 2020 Capital Budget for this project.

Open House - Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tim Welch Consulting, the consulting firm hired to complete the City of Port Colborne’s affordable housing strategy, will he be joining city staff to host an open house on Tues., July 5, 2022, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives, 286 King Street.

The consultants will lead the open house with a short presentation about housing needs in Port Colborne, followed by opportunities for attendees to browse posterboards, ask questions, and provide input on the vision, goals, and recommendations of the affordable housing strategy.

The open house will be split into two identical sessions, one beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., and the other at 8 p.m. Space is limited, and online registration is required. 

Register for the Open House

 Media Releases & Articles 

June 13, 2022 - Port Colborne hosting open house for affordable housing strategy

February 23, 2022 - Port Colborne tasks consultant with developing an affordable housing strategy

Public Notices & Consultation

Part of the consultant’s methodology will include conducting public consultations and interviews with key stakeholders. Residents who have experienced housing issues will have the opportunity to share their perspectives and offer input that will form part of the final implementation plan.


An Affordable Housing Strategy Survey was made available from May 2 to 13, 2022. Thank you to all the participants who took the time to complete it.