30-unit development offers affordable housing for seniors

Ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Ingrid's PlaceToday, Oxford County Warden Marcus Ryan and the Deputy Warden, Blandford-Blenheim Mayor Mark Peterson, marked the official grand opening of Ingrid’s Place, a 30-unit housing complex in Plattsville that provides much-needed housing for seniors and adds 22 affordable rental units to Oxford County’s growing inventory of affordable housing.

Developed by DKP Realty Holdings, Ingrid’s Place is built on surplus land donated by the Township of Blandford-Blenheim. The $6 million development received financial support from all levels of government – federal, provincial, and municipal - with Oxford County contributing $1.5 million in capital funding and $750,000 coming from federal and provincial sources.   

In a market dominated by expensive, single-detached homes, projects like Ingrid's Place fill an essential gap in the housing continuum, offering affordable rental options for vulnerable groups such as seniors. The 30-unit development includes 22 affordable units priced at or below the average market rental price in Oxford as determined by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. To qualify, households must have a moderate income, generally ranging between $37,800 and $54,600 per year. 

The grand opening of Ingrid’s place marks another step toward Oxford County’s goal of "100% housed," as outlined in the new Strategic Plan. It also advances a goal in the Master Housing Strategy to add at least 50 new affordable rental units per year.

Oxford County offers a number of programs for those who need help finding suitable housing, including affordable rental housing, rent-geared-to-income housing, supportive housing and more. For more information, please visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/housing.




Marcus Ryan, Warden, Oxford County

“Housing is not just a basic need, but the cornerstone of our community’s well-being and economic vitality. With projections of significant population growth in Oxford County by 2046, it is crucial that we continue to invest in innovative solutions to meet the increasing demand for rental housing, particularly for vulnerable populations such as seniors.”



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Located in southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 135,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” A partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is committed to 100% renewable energy, zero waste, zero poverty, and being 100% housed. Oxford County is situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, with a diversified local economy that is home to an innovative agricultural industry, leading automotive manufacturers, and the Oxford County Cheese Trail. Oxford also offers a thriving local arts and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The County’s Strategic Plan puts forward a vision of “Working together for a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable future.” The Oxford County Administration Building is in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca, follow us on social media, or download our Facts and Stats to learn more.