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The Town of Saugeen Shores is holding a public launch event for its Attainable Housing Task Force on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm. The event will be a virtual meeting, which the public can attend online.

The launch will be co-moderated by James Scongack, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services of Bruce Power, and Task Force member Brian Longmire. The Task Force will give an update on the work happening in the community towards planning for more affordable and attainable housing.

“Our Attainable Housing Task Force has been studying the cost of rental units and purchase options for entry level homes in Saugeen Shores,” said Attainable Housing Chair and Vice-Deputy Mayor Mike Myatt. “We are united in our efforts to support the creation of housing geared towards residents of all ages and incomes looking for more affordable options.”

Currently there are nearly 600 applicants on the Bruce County Community Housing Registry Waitlist, more than 300 of whom are waiting for affordable housing in Saugeen Shores.

“Having suitable and affordable housing for all in our community is a priority for our municipality,” said Myatt. “When workers can live in town, businesses will find it easier to hire and retain employees.”

Questions and concerns pertaining to housing and rental costs in Saugeen Shores can be submitted in advance of the September 17 meeting. Email or call 519-832-2008 x120. If you would like to ask your question live during the event, call 519-832-2008 x120 to arrange.

Register for the meeting at