This research looks at literature, market trends, and policies and programs pertaining to affordable homeownership. The literature suggests that homeownership contributes to local economies and quality of life and is an important part of creating vibrant societies. This research is important as planning plays a vital role in representing those who cannot represent themselves and ensuring that a high quality of life is accessible to everyone. It explores the affordable housing issue in Mississauga and identifies the programs that currently exist to alleviate affordable housing issues. The
recommendations are intended to guide Mississauga in the next steps of alleviating affordable homeownership issues. The recommendations provided are transient and can be used as a template for other municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area alleviate similar issues.