Work affordable housing into LRT plans, advocates urge

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, May 2, 2018

Housing advocates in Ottawa want to make sure people with low incomes have access to prime real estate along future LRT routes before it's too late.

Several affordable housing advocates addressed the city's transportation committee Wednesday, where they urged councillors to set aside land to build housing for the people who need transit most.

State-of-the-art transit systems like the one Ottawa's planning tend to drive up the value of real estate nearby, and drive people with low incomes out of those neighbourhoods, said Trevor Haché of the Healthy Transportation Coalition..

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