Barrie’s affordable housing strategy comes with a 10-year plan and a goal of 600 new units.

It would use measures such as allowing more second suites city wide (except near Georgian College), preventing the demolition and conversion of rental housing, using city development charges incentives, allowing height and density increases on projects which include affordable housing and selling city land first to developers building affordable housing.

“This is saying, this is a priority, the mayor has made it a priority, hopefully council will support that,” said Mandy Hillyard, an affordable housing and anti-poverty advocate in Barrie.