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Survey to create ‘market study’ of housing needs

‘Things will start moving’ MRC housing director says

The MRC Pontiac is collecting new data on housing needs in the region by way of a public survey that seeks input from homeowners and renters alike.
“We all know that there is a huge housing crisis in Canada, particularly in Quebec. The Pontiac is touched by this crisis,” said Rachel Floar-Sandé, MRC Pontiac’s economic development officer for housing.
“It’s hindering economic development,” she added. “Businesses are having a hard time hiring because of the lack of housing.”
Floar-Sandé said the survey, which closes Feb. 29, will be used to create an updated profile of the state of housing in the Pontiac, likened to a market study, to help local governments and developers better understand the needs and the holes in the market.
“There is land available and there are developers that are . . .

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