What does "Attainable Housing" mean?

    Attainable Housing means:
    • Adequate in condition (no major repairs needed)
    • Appropriate in size (bedrooms appropriate for household)
    • Affordable (costing less than 30% of before tax income)
    • Accessible (located in areas where common services are available)
    • Available (a range of housing types)

    What is the Housing Continuum?

    Housing options available in a community are best shown on a housing continuum. (A continuum is a continuous sequence of elements that may not appear to be too different from each other from one element to the next, but the ends of the sequence are quite distinct.) The housing continuum shows a range of options for housing depending on the needs and incomes of residents in a community.

    At one end of the housing continuum are people living in crisis, who may be homeless or utilizing shelters, and at the other end there are independent renters or homeowners. 

    In between these two ends are individuals who are paying their own rent but with a form of assistance or subsidy provided by a governing body or charitable organization.