Family Friendly Housing

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The Family-Friendly Housing project is a City of Hamilton initiative that is looking at ways to provide and encourage an adequate supply of housing that is suitable for larger households and families with children. Having enough supply of suitable housing available, as well as designing developments and neighbourhoods in ways that are supportive of families, are key factors in ensuring that housing meets the needs of all citizens.

The term ‘family-friendly housing’ in this context refers primarily to housing that meets the needs of households with children (i.e. parent/guardian or multi-generational family with at least one child).

On September 21, 2021, Planning Committee received Staff Report PED21107, containing a discussion paper titled Encouraging Family Friendly Housing in Hamilton. The discussion paper outlined numerous planning-related actions for family friendly housing that could be considered for Hamilton.

We want to hear what you think!

From February to April 2022, staff will be engaging with the community to obtain feedback on the actions outlined in the discussion paper titled Encouraging Family Friendly Housing in Hamilton. Your input will be used to develop recommendations on which actions should be pursued further. Future steps will include refining the details of the recommended actions and preparing a strategy for implementation.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

Virtual meetings were held on March 23, 2022 & March 24, 2022, to provide an overview of the project and hear feedback. The same information was presented at both meetings.


The Family-Friendly Housing project is a City of Hamilton initiative that is looking at ways to provide and encourage an adequate supply of housing that is suitable for larger households and families with children. Having enough supply of suitable housing available, as well as designing developments and neighbourhoods in ways that are supportive of families, are key factors in ensuring that housing meets the needs of all citizens.

The term ‘family-friendly housing’ in this context refers primarily to housing that meets the needs of households with children (i.e. parent/guardian or multi-generational family with at least one child).

On September 21, 2021, Planning Committee received Staff Report PED21107, containing a discussion paper titled Encouraging Family Friendly Housing in Hamilton. The discussion paper outlined numerous planning-related actions for family friendly housing that could be considered for Hamilton.

We want to hear what you think!

From February to April 2022, staff will be engaging with the community to obtain feedback on the actions outlined in the discussion paper titled Encouraging Family Friendly Housing in Hamilton. Your input will be used to develop recommendations on which actions should be pursued further. Future steps will include refining the details of the recommended actions and preparing a strategy for implementation.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

Virtual meetings were held on March 23, 2022 & March 24, 2022, to provide an overview of the project and hear feedback. The same information was presented at both meetings.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey on Family Friendly Housing in the City of Hamilton. 

    For this project, when we use the term “Family Friendly Housing”, it means housing that meets the needs of children and of parents or guardians caring for children. To further assist in completing the survey, please review the Actions & Language 101 tab on the main page.

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