Wellington County Attainable Housing Survey

Thank you for your interest in completing the Wellington County Attainable Housing Survey! We would greatly appreciate your valuable feedback regarding the availability of moderately priced housing in Wellington County.

In a proactive approach to respond to housing needs, we are developing an Attainable Housing Strategy for Wellington County. One factor informing this strategy will be insights from County residents.

Completing this survey gives you the opportunity to influence the creation of a new housing strategy for your community.

Did You Know?

  • Attainable housing is non-subsidized.
  • Affordable housing is subsidized.
  • Your housing cost should not exceed 30% of your income.
  • Our vacancy rate is less than 2%.
  • The addition of more attainable and affordable housing options in your community helps businesses hire and decreases the residential property tax burden.
  • The County has undertaken a process to develop a housing strategy for addressing issues with increasing the availability of housing (rental and ownership) that is priced in a range that middle income families can attain and sustain while keeping their household budget under control.

5. What do you think is the cost of the following in your community?

For Your Reference


  • Specialized townhouse with flexible condo style units and communal space.
  • Other typologies suitable for co-housing are ‘patio style’ or courtyard buildings which allow for greater interior space, providing yards which are safe and private.
  • Communal indoor space
  • Shared transitional interiors leading to condo unit front doors

See co-housing examples here.

Shipping Container Homes / Cargotecture

  • A good choice for housing because they are strong, durable, stackable, cuttable, movable, modular, plentiful and inexpensive. They conform to standard shipping sizes, thus pre-fabricated modules can be easily transported.  Add-on construction is simple through stacking more containers.
  • When building with containers, the amount of traditional building materials needed (i.e. bricks and cement) are reduced. Used containers are available at an amount that is low in comparison to finished structures built through intense labor with bricks and mortar that require larger more expensive foundations

See container home example 1, example 2, and example 3

Tiny Homes

  • Single dwelling residential structures under 400 - 500 sq. ft.
  • Tiny-house subdivisions promote financial stability, economically safe purchasing, shared community experiences in response to a shift in consumer driven mindsets of single family home living.

See a tiny home example

Thank you for your feedback!


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