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A view of Uptown Saint John from Saint John Harbour

Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan

Under the Housing Accelerator Fund, this agreement will provide over $9.1 million to eliminate barriers to building the housing we need, faster. It will allow for more housing options in the city, including more rental, affordable, and missing-middle housing, with up to four units per residential lot. As part of the agreement, Saint John will cut red tape, reduce requirements, and accelerate approval timelines for missing-middle units. The city will work to reform its zoning bylaw approvals, use public and underutilized lands for housing development, and implement a new permitting system. It will also work with non-profit and private home builders to coordinate, fund, and develop affordable housing projects. Together, these initiatives are going to significantly improve the way housing is built and delivered in Saint John. Stay tuned for more information on the rollout of the initiatives.