On Monday, September 18, 2023, Oshawa's Safety & Facilities Committee will be considering Report SF-23-28 - Additional Proposed Policy Options for the Residential Housing Licensing Program.
Since the spring of 2022, the City of Oshawa has been considering expanding their Residential Rental Housing Licensing (RRHL) program from the area surrounding Durham College and Ontario Tech University to all wards of the City.
DRHBA has been consistently opposed to expanding the program, submitting correspondence in May 2022 and May 2023. The Association has also submitted correspondence ahead of Monday's meeting.
The Durham Region Home Builders' Association strongly believes that this program will add more red tape and costs to rental units, while offering no additional protection for tenants that doesn't already exist within provincial legislation and the municipality's property standards bylaw.